[O my Lord]

By Rabi'a
Translated by Jane Hirshfield
O my Lord,
the stars glitter
and the eyes of men are closed.
Kings have locked their doors
and each lover is alone with his love.

Here, I am alone with You.

Rabi’a, “[O my Lord]” translated by Jane Hirshfield, from Women in Praise of the Sacred (New York: HarperCollins, 1994). Reprinted with the permission of the translator.
Source: Women in Praise of the Sacred (HarperCollins Publishers Inc, 1994)
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