Because of your longing…

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A Young Lady Reclining After a Bath – Muhammad Mu’min, 1590′
commons.wikimedia.org

 

Oh God,
it is because of your longing, that I am on the earth,
and because of my longing, that I rise.

 
 

attar-of-neishabur-commons-wikimedia-orgAbū Hamīd bin Abū Bakr Ibrāhīm
(ca. 1110 – 1221, ابو حامد ابن ابوبکر ابراهیم),
more famous by his pen-names
„Farīd ud-Dīn“ (فریدالدین) and „‘Attār“ (عطار – „the perfumer“),
was a Persian Muslim poet, mystical philosopher
and hagiographer from Nishapur, who had an
immense and lasting influence on Persian poetry and Sufism.

Picture: commons.wikimedia.org

 

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Dreamers – Träumer

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Pilatus at Sunset © Barbara-Paraprem, 2016

 


Yes, you are right:
Who dosn’t dream,
isn’t a realist.
But who dreams only
also not.

Barbara-Paraprem – 2.8.2016

 

Ja, du hast recht:
Wer nicht träumt,
ist kein Realist.
Aber wer nur träumt
auch nicht.

 

Crows

CROWS © Barbara-ParapremCROWS © Barbara-Paraprem

 


Through the open window
In the early morning crow calls
Dew on the leaves
The cool wind
Just a flash of light

 

Barbara-Paraprem

 

Durch das offene Fenster
Am frühen Morgen Krähenrufe
Tau auf den Blättern
Der kühle Wind
Ein Lichtblitz nur

 

The Gap

Cross on the cemetery of Church of St. Margaret, Loukov, Czechia © Barbara-Paraprem
Cross on the cemetery
of Church of St. Margaret, Loukov, Czechia
© Barbara-Paraprem

 

The Gap

All I can grasp,
must die.
So where is the truth?
Oh, if I only could
express in words
this single moment,
when,
in a split second,
the gaze seems to turn back
and that reveals itself,
what I know.
But all that I know,
I do not know.
So who can pass this gate
of outermost powerlessness,
who stop
the eternal rotating wheel?

Barbara-Paraprem – 20.6.2016

 
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KADOSH

 

KADOSH

Und Du bewegst
Welt um Welt
und Wesen um Wesen
in einem gewaltigen Strom
von Ewigkeit zu Ewigkeit
wie alle Meere aller Zeiten
in einem Augenblick,
so als strömte aus Dir
Dein ganzes Herz
durch ein einziges mal
einatmen und ausatmen.

 

Barbara-Paraprem

 

Over the Edge

LOVE LIVES HERE - ALWAYS © Barbara-Paraprem, 2016
© Barbara-Paraprem, 2016

 

If ONE heart is everywhere,
then already now is everything good
and we fall over the edge of the finitude
into the eternity of our Self.

 

Wenn EIN Herz überall ist,
ist jetzt schon alles gut
und wir fallen über den Rand der Endlichkeit
in die Unendlichkeit unseres Selbst.

Barbara-Paraprem