Poem of the Week- My Heart can Take All Forms


Smoking the Hookah by Rudolf Ernst 1894

My heart can take all shapes
It is pasture for the gazelles
And monastery for Christian monks
And temple for idols
And the pilgrim’s Kaaba
And the tables of the Torah, and the book of the Koran
And I follow the religion of love
Whatever the path is
Camels, that’s my religion and my faith

-Ibn Arabi (1165-1240)

(Transl. from Spanish by Adam H.C. Myrie)

Source: http://paginasarabes.com/2011/07/31/ibn-arabi-mi-corazon-puede-adoptar-todas-las-formas-%D9%85%D8%AD%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%86-%D8%A8%D9%86-%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A8/

More about the Poet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Arabi

Performed by Eduardo Paniagua’s ensemble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJP0Gtyll98

Image Credit: http://hoocher.com/Rudolf_Ernst/Rudolf_Ernst.htm


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