The Dervish, Death, and Qur’anic Hermeneutics

Farasha Euker

As for me, I would rather / Be a worm in a wild apple than a son of / man. But we are what we are, and we might remember / Not to hate any person, for all are vicious; / And not be astonished at any evil, all are deserved; / And not fear death; it is the only way to be cleansed.

Robinson Jeffers, “Original Sin”