A Comparative Study of Wordsworth and Sepehri`s Poetry in the Light of Ibn Arabi`s Philosophy

Laiya Matin Parsa

Abstract


Sohrab Sepehri and William Wordsworth’s poems, have repeatedly been compared as they both reflect Pantheism and Emerson’s Over-Soul, yet they have never been studied in the light of Ibn Arabi’s Philosophy. The theory of Constant Immanence or renewal of creation expressed by Ibn Arabi can be regarded as an umbrella term to read the selected poems of Sepehri and Wordsworth and detect the similarities between these poets of two distinct milieu. Ibn Arabi’s innovative ideas of constantly renewing creation of the cosmos, the relationship between Man and Nature, Perfect Man and the love of religion have been depicted impressively centuries later in Sepehri’s and Wordsworth’s works. There is a wide tendency to compare the poems of these two poets of different milieu due to their special outlook to nature and their very individualistic worlds and their wide acceptance by both elite and common readers of poetry.


Keywords


Constant Immanence, Creation, Love Religion, Perfect Man

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijclts.v.6n.1p.10

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