In the Mirror of a Man

by Muhyiddin ibn Arabi

English version by Michael A. Sells
Original Language Arabic

She said: I wondered at a love
that struts its glory
through the garden's
     flowers as they blossom.

I said: don't wonder
at what you see.
You see yourself
     in the mirror of a man.

-- from Stations of Desire: Love Elegies from Ibn 'Arabi and New Poems, by Michael A. Sells

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