You look through my two eyes,
you are closer to me than myself
Your light shines brighter than the moon
Come into the garden so that the glory of the rose garden is humble
that it may be more beautiful and blooming
than a hundred gardens and rosebeds
so that the cedar will hide its height in shame
that the tongue of the lily will declare you more lily than itself
When you are kind, you are the candle of the soul, soft and pliable as wax
When you are aloof, you are more iron than iron
Do not be wild because you will meet her face to face
her charm will make you as cool and pliant as the earth
Throw away your armor and bare your chest at the moment of the battle
There is no better protection nor armor than her.
That’s why in every Sufi retreat, all the openings are sealed shut
so that from your light the house becomes more illuminated.