On the Indomitability of Love (Part 1) P.S.

Just because I didn’t get to acknowledge it in yesterday’s post, the beautiful poem featured in the photograph is by the Muslim saint and Sufi mystic Rabia of Basra. The full text is below:

Love is
the perfect stillness
and the greatest excitement, and most profound act,
and the word almost as complete
as His name.

I don’t think I’ll ever find another definition of love as concise yet as comprehensive as this.

And, yes, her other poems are just as beautiful.


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