Love plays its lute behind the screen --
where is a lover to listen to its tune?
With every breath a new song,
each split second a new string plucked.
The world has spilled Love's secret --
when could music ever hold its tongue?
Every atom babbles the mystery --
Listen yourself, for I'm no tattletale!
Source and Recommended Reading:
'Fakhruddin Iraqi (CWS): Divine Flashes'
By William Chittick (Author)
One of the foremost expositors of Sufi teachings, Fakhruddin Iraqi (1213-1289) was one of the greatest of Persian poets. His masterpiece, Divine Flashes, is a classic expression of Sufi love mysticism.