Your waking through my words to you

by Qushayri

English version by Michael A. Sells
Original Language Persian/Farsi

Your waking through my words to you
     is complete union.
Your drunkenness from my gaze
     permits drinking for you.

The wine-pourer is never wearied,
     the drinker never full
from drinking to the dregs the gazes
     one whose wine intoxicates the inner heart.

-- from Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Quran, Miraj, Poetic and Theological Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality), by Michael A. Sells

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