An Ocean without Shore

I marveled at an Ocean without shore,

and at a Shore that did not have an ocean;

And at a Morning Light without darkness,

and at a Night that was without daybreak;

And then a Sphere with no locality

known to either fool or learned scholar;

And at an azure Dome raised over the earth,

circulating 'round its center – Compulsion;

And at a rich Earth without o'er-arching vault

and no specific location, the Secret concealed…

-Ibn ‘Arabi-