and dawn has broken over the darkness in which you have dwelt.
It is your own heart that has veiled the mystery in its depths,
and if you had not surrendered yourself, the mystery’s seal would not have been impressed on it.
But if you empty your heart, He will dwell therein
and pitch His tent in the very midst of the closely guarded revelation.
And a conversation you would never tire of hearing would ensue,
one whose rhymed prose and embellished verse alike would delight us.
Mansur Al-Hallaj (c. 858 - March 26, 922) was a Persian mystic, writer and teacher of Sufism.