Simnani : What was

Ala al-Dawla Simnani (1261 – 1336 CE) was a Persian Sufi and scholar born in Semnan and a member of the Kubrawi Order. There seem to be no details available about his personal life.

Once I was here,
but now “I” am not:

If there’s really a “me,”
     it could only be you.

If any robe warms
and encompasses me now,
that very robe —
     it could only be you.

In the way of your love,
nothing was left —
neither body nor soul.

If I have any body —
If I have any soul —
then, without question,
     it could only be you.

Translation David and Sabrineh Fideler

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