Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi

(1165-1240 / Murcia)

A Garden Among The Flames


O Marvel,
a garden among the flames!
My heart can take on
any form:
a meadow for gazelles,
a cloister for monks,
For the idols, sacred ground,
Ka'ba for the circling pilgrim,
the tables of the Torah,
the scrolls of the Qur'án.
I profess the religion of love;
wherever its caravan turns along the way,
that is the belief,
the faith I keep.

Submitted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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