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Unveiling herself revealed (from The Poem of the Sufi Way)

Unveiling herself revealed
     existence to my eye,
          so in everything seen
               I perceived her.

My attribute is hers
     since we are not called two;
          her shape is mine
               since we are one.

If she is called,
     it is I who answers;
          when I am summoned, she replies
               and obeys the one who calls me.

If she speaks,
     it is I who whispers;
          when I tell a tale
               she is the one who tells it.

For the second person’s sign
     became the first between us,
          and so my rank is high above
               all who cling to difference.

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