INTOXICATION

“Having drunk the dregs of Your Love,
I am intoxicated beyond recognition.
Now, I only pray for the nearness of You
so I may advance in my annihilation.”

Kamand Kojouri

WINE OF LOVE

“One sip of this wine
and you will go mad with drunkenness.
You will drop your masks
and tear your clothes — destroying
everything that separates you from the Lover.
Once you taste the fruit of this vine,
you will be kicked out of the city of yourself.
You will forget the world. You will forget yourself.
I tell you:
you will become a madman
who wanders the streets looking for the Lover
once you drink this Wine of Love.”

Kamand Kojouri

I AM HUMBLED

“I am humbled by the grace of God.
I am humbled by the beauty of this universe.
Humbled by others’ kindness.
Humbled by life.
I drop down to my knees and give thanks.”

Kamand Kojouri

LOVE BEGETS LOVE

“The lover drinks
and the cup-bearer pours.
The lover thinks
but the cup-bearer knows:
love begets love.
Since this wine is love,
then this cup is love,
then this tavern is love,
then this life is love.”

Kamand Kojouri

PUT DOWN YOUR GLASS

“Put down your glass,
it is time to dance.
If you want to get drunk
all you need is to drink love.
Put down your pipe
and do away with these childish toys.
If you want to get high
all you need is to breathe love.
Now,
can I have this dance?”

Kamand Kojouri