My ordeal in you is that

by Qushayri

English version by Michael A. Sells
Original Language Persian/Farsi

My ordeal in you is that
     I take no heed of my ordeal.
Your nearness is like your farness.
     When is the moment of my rest?

-- from Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Quran, Miraj, Poetic and Theological Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality), by Michael A. Sells

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