The curtains of ‘between’ have been lifted, And the lights of oneness have appeared
Disclosed without any ‘where’, So see them, O Sufis!
I am the mirror of my Beloved.
In His love, O my spirit, grow well;
From other than Him, O self, be absent
And cast aside all things vile.
Since He has been manifest in these places of vision.
Have I been bowing and prostrate,
Thanking Him and praising,
For He has encompassed me in identity.
O the wonderfulness of my encounter,
O my subsistence in my annihilation;
O the light of my empyrean,
O my life forever and ever.
The pourer has drawn near to us,
And presented us the goblet;
We have sipped and drunk our fill,
From the cups of al-Hashimi.
My friend, seize the chance to live,
How many a corpse that came to them was revived;
Never shall anyone be disappointed, never,
Who comes with a true intention.
Clear your heart for the theophany,
Open your eye from true joy;
Other than the Divine, my friend, abandon,
And be annihilated in the exalted entity.
Quaff the goblet openly,
See no disgrace in drinking;
Go mad with love, and throw off all shame,
In the most saced meanings.
Speed with might and main to the stations,
Following the way of the earliest ones;
Heed not the words of him who forbids your love,
Listening is but tribulation.
It is the all in all in origin,
Those who would prevent love have no action;
The forbidding of love is naught but,
Sent from the Bestower of Gifts.
Then shower blessings,
O You of Majesty,
Upon the Door of Connectedness;
Taha, with Companions and folk,
Long as camelteer may chant to spur his mount.