No-one knows the SAVOUR OF LOVING, apart from one who has tated the passion of love.
By the passion of love, were it not or loving, the soul of the one who tastes loving would love only passionate loving.
When the STAR FALLS, it falls in love only as an effect of PASSIONATE LOVING
Love begins with a passion that we know FROM OURSELVES, and the DEEPEST love is governed by the passion of loving...
... Love PERPLEXES ME
regarding THE ONE whom you know
If I say 'I',
He says 'I don't know him'
And if I say 'Indeed (you are the Lord)'
He says 'Here is something I understand'
I AM NO OTHER THAN LOVE ITSELF -
and that is why I control it...
poems by Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi
translated by Denis McAuley and Stephen Hirtenstein
released January 17, 2014
Moufadhel Adhoum - Oud
Niko Deman - Piano
Rui Salgado - Double bass, Bansuri
Chryster Aerts - Percussion
Abir Nasraoui - Voice
Carlo Rizzo - Percussion