I want Union with Him

by Fakhruddin Iraqi

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

I want Union with Him
     He wants separation from me --
so I abandon my desire
     to His.

* * *

All the Beloved does
     is lovable.

So what can the poor lover do? What can he say except,

Searching for separation
     yearning for Union
I am free of both:
     Thy love suffices.

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

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