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Craving for Desire

I found in my heart

          the treasure of divine names;

no one knows

          about what I found.

My heart slipped out of my control

          through remembrance of His face.

I found a haven

          in the sanctuary of love.

I became enraptured and exposed

          through His love;

then I found that He, too,

          was unveiled.

I forgot about His promise

          of “tomorrow”

when I found His paradise

          in this world.

I abandoned the craving

          for desire

when I found desire

          to be His veil.

For union with Him

          I surrendered my head.

On the path I found

          an agile step.

Nurbakhsh became

          so drunk on wine

that I found him unique and exceptional

          in the realm of drunkenness.

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