Monday, July 18, 2011

Begging for Sight

Begging for Sight

All worlds are aglow with the light of the Friend,
But you, O Beloved One,
you hide in this world
like the soul in a body.

With yearning we wait,
begging for a glimpse of you,
a glimpse of the beauty of your Oneness.
So come, O Friend, tear these veils
from the sunlight of your face.

— Shah Abu ‘Ali Qalandar

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