I Saw an Image of His Face
I saw an image of His face in my dream last night.
One could see the moon at night. I saw the Sun.
Wherever the sight fell, I saw just a limitless ocean.
Bright as the light of the eye, I saw a moon in the water.
Every sign that I see is the world-seeing Goblet.
I saw such a beautiful, delicate Cup, full of wine.
For a lifetime, I went through the lane of the Tavern.
I saw the Wine Bearer of the rendan banquet, stone drunk.
Whatever shapes I saw became meaningful in Him.
Meaning and shapes were just water and foam.
My I-ness was gone, His He-ness became visible.
I saw Him joyfully through His eyes with no veil.
Now the hidden treasure was revealed to me.
The Secret, which is veiled, I saw with no veil.
From the light of Ni’matullah, the whole world is radiating light.
Clearly, I saw His light shining in both the young and the old.
Master Shah Ni'matullah wali
Parviz Rasti,published in Issue 72 of Sufi Journal