His loveliness owns

by Fakhruddin Iraqi

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

His loveliness owns
     a hundred thousand faces;
gaze upon a different fair one
     in every atom;
for He needs must show
     to every separate mote
a different aspect
     of His Beauty.
"One" is the fountainhead
     of all numbers:
each split second wells up
     a new perplexity.

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

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Poetry for the Spirit: Poems of Universal Wisdom and Beauty The Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry Fakhruddin Iraqi: Divine Flashes (Classics of Western Spirituality) Love's Alchemy: Poems from the Sufi Tradition





His loveliness owns