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Saturday, March 6, 2021

Everywhere Veiled - Fakhruddin Iraqi

 Art by Joe Maccer at Deviant Art

Everywhere veiled
by Your own Face
You are hidden from the world
In Your very manifestation.
Look where I will
I see your Face alone;
in all those idols
I see only You.
Jealous lest You be recognized
at every instant
You dress your Beauty
in a different cloak.

Farkhruddin Iraqi
English version by William Chittick and
Peter Lamborn Wilson

with thanks to Ivan Granger at Poetry Chaikhana


Life is a Cosmic Play, the Divine playing hide and seek,
playing us.
"She" has many disguises...

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