What never existedby Najmoddin Kobra
English version by Peter Lamborn Wilson and Nasrollah Pourjavady
Original Language Persian/Farsi
What never existed
leaves nothing in the hand
offers nothing but imperfection
that being the case
we can only dream
of what never was
and as for what "really is,"
it doesn't exist.
|-- from The Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry, Translated by Peter Lamborn Wilson / Translated by Nasrollah Pourjavady|