Monday, September 10, 2007

The Vanity in Masochism

Kaaga sab tan khaaiyo mera chun chun khaiyo maas
Do naina mat khaiyo mohe piya milan ki aas

The claim that "I" is more than the physical. The claim to a love that resides entirely in the eyes that await it. The claim to possess a pain that is greater than any -- physical or imaginable. The audacity to state readiness for these claims to be tested. The vanity in the masochism that is love is Sufi poetry.