While The Sun's Eye Rules My Sight

Poem By Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi

While the sun's eye rules my sight,
love sits as sultan in my soul.
His army has made camp in my heart -
passion and yearning, affliction and grief.
When his camp took possession of me
I cried out as the flame of desire
burned in my entrails.
Love stole my sleep, love has bewildered me,
love kills me unjustly, and I am helpless,
love has burdened me with more than I can bear
so that I bequeath him a soul and no body.

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