Sunday, December 02, 2007

Friends, don't remain asleep

Friends, don’t remain asleep at the time of dawn.
This is the time of opening the doors, the time of nearness.
Those who are awake at dawn, find the Benevolence of God.
This is the time when soothing light of Truth pours forth.

Makhtumkuli (1733-late 1790s), Sufi poet and Turkmen nationalist.
This poem can be read both literally and metaphorically.

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