Hear This Well (1/7/18)

Hear This Well (1/7/18)

If you are in love with Me, I will make you utterly confused.

Hear this well.

Don’t do too much, because in the end, I will destroy you.

Hear this well.


If you work like an ant or a bee to build a hundred houses,

I will still leave you alone without a house.

Hear this well.


If you want all these people, all these men and women to become drunk for you,

that’s your idea.

It’s really just the opposite. I want to make you drunk, make you confused.

Hear this well.


Since you are Abraham, don’t be afraid of the fire.

Walk nicely, easily.

I will make the fire into hundreds of rose gardens for you.

Listen carefully.


Even if you were to become the Kafdagi,*

I would turn you into a millstone and keep turning you.

Know this well.


Even if you were to become a Plato or Lokman** in knowledge,

with one look I would make you completely ignorant.

Know this very well.


You are like a dead bird in my hand.

I am the hunter. I have used you as bait for other birds.

Listen well.


O doorkeeper, you look like a sleeping snake at the door of the treasure.

I will make you wriggle like a wounded snake.

Hear this well.


O shell, since you have come to our sea, don’t worry.

I will make you mother-of-pearl.

Hear this well.


Even if I sacrifice you like Ishmael, cutting your neck and bleeding you,

neither hand nor wound will appear.

Listen well.


If your skirt is dirty, hold onto ours.

Then, I will give you a skirt made by moonlight.


I am good luck for you.

I cast a shadow on your head with My favor.

I will make you a Fereydun.** I will turn you into a sultan.

Know this well.


Come to your senses. Read less, be silent and endure.

Endure and I will change you into the Koran itself.

Hear all these words well.

*Lokman  A legendary doctor.

**Kafdagi  A wondrous legendary mountain inhabited by djinns [supernatural creatures in early Arabian and later Islamic mythology and theology]. Where the phoenix lives.

***Fereydun  A renowned mythical Persian king.

Divan-i Kebir, Meter 8b, Gazel 176, Verses 1624-1636, Pages 116-117.


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