As Long as I Live

by Ayn al-Qozat Hamadani

English version by Andrew Harvey
Original Language Persian/Farsi

As long as I live I will eat and drink
The grief of loving You.
     I will never give it up to anyone
     Even when I am dead.

Tomorrow
At the Resurrection
     I will walk forward with this violent thirst
     Still storming my head.

-- from Perfume of the Desert: Inspirations from Sufi Wisdom, by Andrew Harvey / Eryk Hanut

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As Long as I Live