By day I praised You

by Fakhruddin Iraqi

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

By day I praised You
     but never knew it;
by night slept with You
     without realizing;
fancying myself
     to be myself;
but now, I was You
     and never knew it.

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

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