If I Adore You Poem by Rabia Al Basri

If I Adore You

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If I adore You out of fear of Hell, burn me in Hell!
If I adore you out of desire for Paradise,
Lock me out of Paradise.
But if I adore you for Yourself alone,
Do not deny to me Your eternal beauty.

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
From: Doorkeeper of the heart: versions of Rabia / [translated by] Charles Upton. Putney, Vt.: Threshold Books, c1988

Taken from Other Women's Voices
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Antony Theodore 11 March 2020

But if I adore you for Yourself alone, Do not deny to me Your eternal beauty. i love you for you alone my God. soo nice and mystical thought. tony

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M Asim Nehal 02 October 2015

Another divine poem..............

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