In My Soul (baritone, guitar, cello), from amass
baritone, cello, and guitar
(Bradley Greenwald, baritone, Eric Kutz, cello, and Jeffrey Van, guitar)
This sweet, soulful song is excerpted from Jocelyn’s oratorio amass. The text is a translation by Daniel Ladinsky, from his book Love Poems from God. Rabia, the original poet, was a female Muslim saint and Sufi mystic who lived in Iraq in the 8th century.
there is a temple, a shrine, a mosque, a church
where I kneel.
Prayer should bring us to an altar where no walls or names exist.
Is there not a region of love where the sovereignty is
where ecstasy gets poured into itself
where the wing is fully alive
but has no mind or
there is a temple, a shrine, a mosque,
that dissolve, that
– Rabia, translated by Daniel Ladinsky.