Invisible Caravans

by Muhammad Shirin Maghribi

English version by David & Sabrineh Fideler


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