Before And After

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Before and After

Inspired by the poem Before and After by Yunus Emre, 1238 – 1320

Song by Hafiza Sue Capehart and Jim Skeel
Words by Hafiza Sue Capehart
Poem from the book, The Drop That Became The Sea, translated by Kabir Helminski and Refik Algan, Threshold Books.

I am before and I am after.
I am before and I am after.
I am the life of many lives.
I am the life of many lives.

I am the Guide when she appears.
I am the Guide when she appears.
To all of those who have lost their way
I am the faith of lovers.

I made the fields and built the mountains.
I put the skies above you.
The blind do not need eyes to see me.
The blind do not need eyes to see me.

I am the One who causes being.
I am the One who causes being.
When I hide within a heart,
I am Islam, I am blasphemy.

The One who gives life and gives order
The One who wrote the four books
Putting black marks on sheets of paper
The fabric of the Koran

Friend and Creator, I am the Gardener.
Friend and Creator, I am the Gardener.
This is not Yunus singing,
But his very Self.
Not to believe would be blasphemy.
The First, the Last, the Present.

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from Thank Freud, released April 1, 2014

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When the world beat band Damawa broke up Hafiza and Jim decided to continue in a completely different vein. They traded in their flute and melodica and picked up electric guitars. The result? Thank Freud. ... more

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