All through eternity
Beauty unveils Her exquisite form
in the solitude of nothingness;
she holds a mirror to her Face
and beholds her own beauty.
she is the knower and the known,
the seer and the seen;
No eye but her own
has ever looked upon this Universe.
her every quality finds an expression:
Eternity becomes the verdant field of Time and Space;
Love, the life-giving garden of this world.
Every branch and leaf and fruit
Reveals an aspect of her perfection-
The cypress give hint of her majesty,
The rose gives tidings of her beauty.
Whenever Beauty looks,
Love is also there;
Whenever beauty shows a rosy cheek
Love lights Her fire from that flame.
When beauty dwells in the dark folds of night
Love comes and finds a heart
entangled in tresses.
Beauty and Love are as body and soul.
Beauty is the mine, Love is the diamond.
They have together
since the beginning of time-
Side by side, step by step.
A little inspiration for a Sunday morning for you from me (and Hafiz)!