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Poet: Rabia al-Basri (Adawiyya, Rabia al-)

Through and Through

Poet: Rabia al-Basri (Adawiyya, Rabia al-)

Steadfast friend,
You have hewn me
     through and through!

When I speak, my every word
     speaks of You.
And when silent,
     silently I ache for You.

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