Invisible Caravans

by Muhammad Shirin Maghribi

English version by David & Sabrineh Fideler
Original Language Persian/Farsi

Love's concert is calling,
but the flute can't be seen.

The drunks are in sight,
but the wine can't be seen.

Hundreds of caravans
have passed
this very way --

Don't be surprised
if their trace can't be seen.

-- from Love's Alchemy: Poems from the Sufi Tradition, Translated by David Fideler / Translated by Sabrineh Fideler

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Invisible Caravans