Saturday, December 13, 2008

Now No Trace Remains

I thought that in this whole world
no beloved for me remained.

Then I left myself.
Now no stranger in the world remains.

I used to see in every object a thorn
but never a rose --

the universe became a rose garden.
Not a single thorn remains.

Day and night my heart
was moaning "Ahhh!"

I don't know how it happened --
now no "Ahhh" remains.

Duality went, Unity came.
I met with the Friend in private;

The multitude left, the One came.
Only the One remains.

Religion, piety, custom, reputation --
these used to matter greatly to me.

O Niyazi -- what has happened to you?
No trace of religion now remains.

... Niyazi Misri


Al-Majnun said...

such elegance in expressing the station of fana'.

dew embun said...

Somehow, this speaks for me...
At least the first few stanzas.

Allah's comfort for me via you.
Thank you,Hoopoe. :)

TheHoopoe said...

I do find this poem comforting too :)