Thursday, 5 February 2015

I appear on balconies - Abou Chamakma

I appear on balconies and out of domes
and my veil encumbers nobody
for my home is space
and the ceiling of my dwelling is
God’s heaven or portions of clouds
So, you may, when you please,
enter with greetings into my doorless house,
for I found no swing door to hold
between heaven and earth

Abou Chamakma (9th century) Morocco

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