Who is hidden in the soul’s marrow?

Lord, Persian Lovers

Whose face is this

Reflected in spirit’s mirror?

Such beauty painted

On the inner screen –

Who is he?

 

Each atom

In all space

Is filled…

Who transcends the galaxies,

Shows himself in every molecule –

Who is he?

 

Sun

In the costume

Of various specks of dust

Sparks forth various rays

Of light at every moment –

Who is he?

 

Outwardly

You appear in the meat

Of our existence

But he who is hidden

In the soul’s marrow –

Who is he?

 

In soul’s fête

Every now and again he sings

A new song, melodies of peace

Touching the veils

Of the people of the heart –

Who is he?

 

He who manifests himself

Upon himself

Makes love to himself

In the name

Of lovers –

Who is he?

 

How many times, Mo’in

Will you drag yourself and me

Between us?

He, the goal of I and thou

Is there – right there!

Who is he?

~ Khwaja Mo’inuddin Chishti