Rabia al Basri

(717 - 801 / Basra / Iraq)

The Holy Water


No one lives outside the walls of this sacred place, existence.
The holy water, I need it upon my eyes: it is you, dear, you – each form.
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

From “Love Poems From God” by Daniel Ladinsky.
Copyright © 1999 by Daniel Ladinsky. Reprinted by permission of the author.

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