Sovereign of time


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The soul of the universe 
is the sovereign of time, 
for God has raised up 
the body through the soul. 

When the auspicious Jupiter 
saw his face, it became 
the source of munificence, 
the mine of good fortune. 

As long as the clouds 
of Navroz wash all quarters 
of the garden with 
showers of lustrous pearls; 

and the nightingale laments 
the rose at the break of dawn, 
like a grieving soul 
separated from its lover: 

may the authority of 
the sovereign of time 
prevail over space and time 
and the denizens of the world! 

prevail over space and time 
and the denizens of the world!

 

~Nasir Khusrau~

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