from the new issue of Verse (Volume 26, Numbers 1-3)
from meditations on the 40 stations of Mansur Al-Hallaj
29. Regrets for things lost (iftiqad)
but regret will not bring it back.
Nothing left to do but turn your
back on it. Tell yourself when you
know where something is
then it is not lost, even though
that something lie at the
bottom of the ocean. Nothing
ever is lost, & that may be
the only thing that is
real cause for regret.