Eternal Secret 

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Gradually over time Majnun's love the beauty of Leila became
By lovers effacing, erasing themselves their Beloved's exalted beauty become.

In your luminous, luster-filled face Allah's elegant grandeur shines
Your ardent worshipper by love, a saintly man of Allah becomes.

He who to the world utterly worthless became
He in love's court a stunning star becomes.

All your adornments embodied in myself
With the grace of love's beauty, beauty's emperor I become.

My heart is astonished, Oh Khadim, with the sight of someone
With the sight of someone, someone's beholder a seer becomes.

Sahifa-e-Maani 15

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