DIE BEFORE YOU DIE

Ironic, but one of the most intimate acts
of our body is
death..

So beautiful appeared my own death – knowing who then I would kiss,
I died a thousand times before I died.

“Die before you die,” said the Prophet
Muhammad.

Have wings that feared ever
touched the Sun?

I was born when all I once
feared – I could
love.

Rabia of Basra (717-801), female Islamic Saint

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