We Found Ourselves
A Collage Poem
Jennifer Angelina Petro
(Using words and phrases from the book, “The Man of Light in Iranian Sufism,”
by Henry Corbin, 1962, 1971, in addition to my own.)
We found ourselves following the presence,
the insatiable object and secret of all—
the sun of the heart.
We went together, surrendering
the cartographic, the decipherable.
We moved through luminous darkness,
following the black light
through a region without any coordinates
until we came to a field of light,
and we gave birth to ourselves,
to a thousand theophanies
of every grain of wheat,
of every waving, ray of light
shedding in all directions,
where the ascensional
descended to the very place
where we stood, hand in hand,
orientated in time,
cherishing the earth of it all.