Sing

by Fakhruddin Iraqi

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

Sing
the matchless pleasure
of gypsy girl
and beggar
     Toss
     cap from head
     fling sandals
     from feet.
So
I kick my life away
and sacrifice
my heart
     Trade
     the caravanserai
     of this world and the next
     for One.

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

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