Al-Hallaj, the Sufi poet, offers us poems imbued with the notion of Mystic Union
Mansur Al-Hallaj is one of the poets for whom poetry is one with thought. It cannot be produced unless the poetry is sublie and the thought profound. Above all else Al-Hallaj is a great mystic; due to this the unison of thought and poetry is evidenced for him through an experience of the totality which serves to express a unique relationship with the Unique. An experience where the soul coexists with the body, reason with he who denies it, finitude of death with the horizon of the resurrection and where the heart and imagination, carried by this transfiguring force that is love, become the means of knowledge of true meaning. Poetry is inseparable from life, a life entirely turned towards the Unique, Which unifies but in the division, provides access to what is true but in contradiction, reveals Himself for rediscovery but a rediscovery through the transcendence of all. Poetry, for Al-Hallaj is the supreme form which, momentarily, just before the final silence, thought takes on when it must transcend into the untranscendable.
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