Beloved, I sought you

by Fakhruddin Iraqi

English version by William Chittick and Peter Lamborn Wilson
Original Language Persian/Farsi

Beloved, I sought you
     here and there,
asked for news of you
     from all I met;
then saw you through myself
     and found we were identical.
Now I blush to think I ever
     searched for signs of you.

-- from Fakhruddin Iraqi: Divine Flashes (Classics of Western Spirituality) , Translated by William Chittick / Translated by Nasr Seyyed Hossein

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Beloved, I sought