I was a spirit and you were a hermit.
We were undivided friends
in the forest of dreams.
I helped you to find mushrooms of wisdom
and you sang for me songs of delight.
I showed you visions of futurity
and you entertained me by your deep thoughts.
I embraced your soul with my tender love
when we watched together light of sunrise
over the calm waters of forest lake.
Your comradeship was gladness of my existence.
One day you left the forest and came to the country of people
in order to improve human society.
But nobody listened your message.
You were distressed and disappointed.
You felt more lonely than in seclusion of the forest.
You had no hope.
Bitterness of suffering enclosed your heart.
Then I appeared before your eyes
and poured brightness of immortality
and refreshing encouragement of purity
into your being.
Poetry and Photography by Sheikh Igor ibn Abi Sufyan-Marinovsky