In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent and the Most Merciful
|My epiphany of passion causes commotion in the precinct of the Divine Essence,|
Strikes terror in the pantheon of His Attributes.
|The houri and the angel are captives of my imaginations—|
My glance ruffles Your Manifestations.
|My quest is the architect of the Mosque and the idol-house,|
Though my song causes tumult both in the Ka‘bah and Somnath.
|My sharp vision pierced through the core of existence;|
Confounded by my illusions at yet another time.
|Oh what a rash deed that You did not leave me hidden:|
I was the only secret in the conscience of the universe!
Translated by: K. A. Shafique