Ibn Arabi : My Heart Wears All Forms

For more about the Andalusian Sufi Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi (1165 – 1240 CE) see this earlier post.

My heart wears all forms:

For gazelles it is an open field,
for monks a cloister.

     It is a temple for idols,
     and for pilgrims the Ka’ba.

          It is the Torah’s tablets
          and the pages of the Quran.

Love is the faith I follow.

Whichever path Love’s caravan takes,
     that is my road and my religion.

Translation Ivan M. Granger

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