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Poet: Fakhruddin Iraqi

We Yield Our Hearts

Poet: Fakhruddin Iraqi

Lodgers we who on Thy threshold dwell,
and nightingales that in Thy garden sing,
whether we leave Thy door, or waiting stand,
of only Thee we speak,

Whether they know Thee or not

Poet: Fakhruddin Iraqi

Whether they know Thee or not
     all creatures of the world
now and forever-without-end
     bend but toward Thee.
All love for someone else
     is but a whiff
of Thy perfume:
     none else can be loved.

You are nothing

Poet: Fakhruddin Iraqi

You are nothing
     when you wed the One;
but you are everything
     when you become nothing.

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