O saki, fill a cup

by Fakhruddin Iraqi

English version by William Chittick and Peter Lamborn Wilson
Original Language Persian/Farsi

O saki, fill a cup
     with that wine:
my heart, my religion
     my sweet life.
Can drinking be my liturgy?
     Then my Faith
will be to sip the Beloved
     from this chalice.

-- from Fakhruddin Iraqi: Divine Flashes (Classics of Western Spirituality) , Translated by William Chittick / Translated by Nasr Seyyed Hossein

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O saki, fill a cup