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Hi dear Linda,

I am translating a Walt Withman's poem into Persian.

Can you simplify this part of the poem:

"Finally my children, to envelop each word, each part of the rest,
Allah is all, all, all—immanent in every life and object,
May-be at many and many-a-more removes—yet Allah, Allah, Allah is there.

Thank you

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Dear Masoud,

Whitmam's three lines impart the fact that the Divine (Allah) is both in every created object and in every human or sentient life.  The Supreme Intelligence (Allah, God, Heavenly Father, Divine Mother, etc) exists both in vibratory creation and beyond creation in the vibrationless realm.  Regardless of how far the cosmos/universe extends, outward and inward, the Divine is always present.

Hope this helps.   Best of luck with your translation.  

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Please be aware that my field of expertise is "Classic Poetry." I do not study and write about Hallmark-Card type verse, doggerel, or pornographic versification.

I assist students/readers in understanding the poems most widely studied in high school and college English classes, for example, Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for death," A. E. Housman's "Loveliest of trees," Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," W. B. Yeats' "The Second Coming," Rabindranath Tagore's "The Journey," Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays," Dana Gioia’s "Words." I direct students/readers to online poetry analyses and/or research sources.

I do not dispense advice on creative writing issues, such as critiquing poems or offering ideas for poems.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject:

Poetry is not so difficult . . . but the claim that "a poem can mean anything you want it to mean" is absurd . . . while there may be room for interpretation, poems are not like clay that you can shape into anything your choose . . . poets express feelings, thoughts, experience . . . the notion that anything a poet writes is as malleable as a piece of modeling clay is insulting and demonstrates ignorance of what poetry, nay language itself, is all about . . . language--including poetry and all other art forms--is about communication . . . if you denigrate "meaning" as a component of poetry, you fail to communicate . . . failure to communicate begins with the lazy mind . . .

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