Poems::

What world is this?

What world is this? What heaven is this?
What world is this where no wine I may imbibe?
What heaven is this when the beer I drink is forbidden wheat?

Oh, friend, this is not a path just or fair
This is misery

Tell the truth, tell the truth, the truth
Of what is your true Paradise

Let me tell you that there, the high and low are claimed to be God

We are told that at the door of Paradise an inquisitor awaits
asking did you follow Zoroaster or Jesus

If so hell is open to you

Tell the truth, tell the truth, the truth
For even there the story goes

Tell the truth, tell the truth, the truth
Of what is your true Paradise

Do not repeat this too often, O, Homay
You are not to blaspheme or complain of God

for the moment you step from this stage
in chain they will take you away

Heaven is a place that is not
Heaven is a place that is not

Woe is you Homay
Your weary head will be severed from your neck

Oh no, no, no
I should regret this, for you are right.

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Render me senseless from wine


I am that mad drunkard, that very Majoon
Who needs to drink from the cup of eternity

One night I converse with a holy man and another I accompany the wine bearer

Render me senseless from wine

In my cloak I conceal the wine, remain silent, I abandon faith
I break my covenant then renew it yet again, I abandon faith

Render me senseless from wine

Don't lecture me oh, holy man, don't lecture me. Who Shall I talk to
I do not wish to hear your advice
Oh, people seal my ears with cotton

Render me senseless from wine

I carry the wine cistern on my back, I bear the pain of friends
I span my wings like a Phoenix and soar enflamed, I am enflamed
Oh, extinguish me, extinguish me and render me senseless from wine
Who Shall I talk to
I do not wish to hear your advice
Oh, people seal my ears with cotton

I am that mad drunkard, that very Majoon
Who needs to drink from the cup of eternity

One night I converse with a holy man and another I accompany the wine bearer

Render me senseless from wine.

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Encountering the inmates of Hell

At the time you bury me
Under my coffin a jug of wine you should place

So that in my journey to hell
I can drink from this jug

On my grave the vine you should plant

For the inmates of hell, this gift I will bring
All that which I did not drink on Earth, this pure wine,
I will sit and have my fill with them

I know only the tavern, the wine bearer and the wine
My strength is the wine cup and my happiness

I burn like the phoenix Homay from love
But the fire of hell, I fear not, I fear not.

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Circumambulation

You are lost in your circumambulation of the Kabeh
Thinking that He Himself is therein


If He is to be revealed thus
Then turn and turn, turn and turn

A drunkard, here you are
While there your austere robes disguise the futility of your promenade

Here you cause pain
While there your sins are brushed aside, so you think

Here, your beloved and your neighbor suffer or sickness is their lot
While there you seek the Beloved

Are you thinking that He has asked you to do this?

And what message is this that in one language only it is spoken!
And what kind of king sleeps in this house!
And what meeting is this whose exchange is in Dirham and Dinar!

What are you seeking, Looking so lost?
Perhaps your clarity, though you do not know it!

Homay, are you sick of your life that you don’t hold your peace
For they will seal your lips as they did Farrokhi’s!
And they will burn you for the fire of your thoughts!
Start they will much mischief!
And at the entrance of a tavern you will be hung!

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I am from another world


I am from another world, I am from another place

Oh, wine bearer, free me, free me from this unreal state

I do not want to remain in this world
I do not want to remain here
Come and remove me, remove me
From this body and these tears

They disguise You with many colors
They darken You with trickery and deceit
With the spears of war they assault belief
Turning around a rock, they seek You

You give life and with Fatwa they take life and they do
I do not know who I am, I do not know who I am
Am I Human, am I spirit, am I God or am I Satan
O, Lord let me know

If God's breath went into Eve and Adam
Then o people, o people
God is here, this is so, God is in the heart of your being
Look into yourself, Look into yourself,
And realize, God is within you, this is what I'm seeing


Homay opening his wings, took his flight into the sun
from this world into its flame and was consumed
O, Lord, burn me, consume me, make me a phoenix, make me a Homay

I do not want to remain in this world
I do not want to remain here
Come and remove me, remove me
From this body and these tears

I am from another world.

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Render me senseless from wine


I am that mad drunkard, that very Majoon
Who needs to drink from the cup of eternity

One night I converse with a holy man and another I accompany the wine bearer

Render me senseless from wine

In my cloak I conceal the wine, remain silent, I abandon faith
I break my covenant then renew it yet again, I abandon faith

Render me senseless from wine

Don't lecture me oh, holy man, don't lecture me. Who Shall I talk to
I do not wish to hear your advice
Oh, people seal my ears with cotton

Render me senseless from wine

I carry the wine cistern on my back, I bear the pain of friends
I span my wings like a Phoenix and soar enflamed, I am enflamed
Oh, extinguish me, extinguish me and render me senseless from wine
Who Shall I talk to
I do not wish to hear your advice
Oh, people seal my ears with cotton

I am that mad drunkard, that very Majoon
Who needs to drink from the cup of eternity

One night I converse with a holy man and another I accompany the wine bearer

Render me senseless from wine.

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