The way to You

by Hakim Sanai

English version by Priya Hemenway
Original Language Persian/Farsi

The way to You
lies clearly in my heart
and cannot be seen or known to the mind.
As my words turn to silence,
Your sweetness surrounds me.

-- from The Book of Everything: Journey of the Heart's Desire, by Hakim Sanai Al-Ghaznavi / Translated by Priya Hemenway

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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger

This poem by the great Sanai -- short and oh so sweet. I won't disturb its silence with a lot of my own words, except to thank everyone for the many warm-hearted comments and emails.


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