So what if love's idol is hidden? One's heart will never be far away

by Sultan Bahu

English version by Jamal Elias
Original Language Punjabi

So what if love's idol is hidden? One's heart will never be far away.
My guide lives many mountains away, but he is visible before me.
Whoever has one grain of love is drunk without wine.
They are true mystics, Bahu, whose graves are alive.

-- from Death Before Dying: Sufi Poetry of Sultan Bahu, by Sultan Bahu / Translated by Jamal Elias

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