I became water

by Binavi Badakhshani

English version by Peter Lamborn Wilson and Nasrollah Pourjavady
Original Language Persian/Farsi

I became water
     and saw myself
     a mirage
became an ocean
     saw myself a speck
     of foam
gained Awareness
     saw that all is but
     forgetfulness
woke up
     and found myself
     asleep.

-- from The Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry, Translated by Peter Lamborn Wilson / Translated by Nasrollah Pourjavady

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I became water