Friday, September 14, 2012

Love, Rabia

I have loved Thee with two loves - 
a selfish love and a love that is worthy of Thee.
As for the love which is selfish, 
Therein I occupy myself with Thee,
to the exclusion of all others.
But in the love which is worthy of Thee, 
Thou dost raise the veil that I may see Thee.
Yet is the praise not mine in this or that,
But the praise is to Thee in both that and this. 

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