Strictly speaking, there were [among Sufi poets] no such distinctions as “mystical poetry” and “non-mystical poetry”. Verse was a vehicle for the expression of transcendental experience, and this was not considered “non-rational”. It was the norm. Emily Dickinson, a non-Eastern poet, would not disagree with this:This from a brief, rich article by Sascha Aurora Akhtar over at Poetry International. Enjoy!By intuition, Mighty ThingsHer body of work could for all intents and purposes be labeled ‘mystical’ (and indeed has). Certainly, her themes and concerns were of a transcendental nature.
Assert themselves – and not by terms –
“I’m Midnight” – need the Midnight say –
“I’m Sunrise” – Need the Majesty?
Omnipotence – had not a Tongue –
His lisp – is lightning – and the sun –
His Conversation – with Sea –
“How shall you know”?
Consult your eye!