If the fish were to ask…

He is the essence of void

and space

Space doesn’t exist, except as

mind’s notion

What is Khizr* to say or to show

if the fish were to ask

where is the ocean?

The water drop’s bliss is being

lost in the sea

Pain, crossing its limit, is its

own remedy

by Amir Khusrau

*Khizr is a mythical guide and teacher in Arabic lore