My heart is a
fire, a smoke my frame,
My being’s harp burns with a constant flame.
From mid night prayers the heart gets a calm,
Like mercury1 closed in aloe wood balm.2
The mercury was killed (to make calx) in aloe wood in old days. Aloe wood is
called ood (Ud) in Arabic and Persian. (It also means lute or harp). It gives a
sweet smelling fragrance when it burns.
2. Balm; ointment (fig:) that which gives peace of mind or consolation.