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We Entered the House of Realization

April 28th, 2017

Image by Ludovic Florent

We entered the house of realization,
we witnessed the body.
The whirling skies, the many-layered earth,
the seventy-thousand veils,
we found in the body.
The night and the day, the planets,
the words inscribed on the Holy Tablets,
the hill that Moses climbed, the Temple,
and Israfil’s trumpet, we observed in the body.
Torah, Psalms, Gospel, Quran—
what these books have to say,
we found in the body.
Everybody says these words of Yunus
are true. Truth is wherever you want it.
We found it all within the body.

~Excerpted from:

The Drop That Became the Sea:
Lyric Poems of Yunus Emre
by Yunus Emre,
translated by Kabir Helminski and Refik Algan

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