My friend, engage your heart in his embrace

by Sarmad

English version by Isaac A. Ezekiel
Original Language Persian/Farsi

My friend, engage your heart in his embrace
     and rise to the inner sky.
Do not forget the words of this devotee:
Erase both worlds from your heart.

-- from Sarmad: Martyr to Love Divine, by Isaac A. Ezekiel

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