In my heart Thou dwellest--else with blood I'll drench it

by Abu-Said Abil-Kheir

English version by Reynold A. Nicholson
Original Language Persian/Farsi

In my heart Thou dwellest--else with blood I'll drench it;
In mine eye Thou glowest--else with tears I'll quench it.
Only to be one with Thee my soul desireth--
Else from out my body, by hook or crook, I'll wrench it!

-- from The Mystics of Islam, by Reynold A. Nicholson

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