poem was written by Rabia of Basra (717-801), a female Sufi Saint
The Sky Gave Me its Heart
The sky gave me its heart
Because it knew mine was not large enough to care
For the earth the way it did
Why is it we think of God so much?
Why is there so much talk about Love?
When an animal is wounded no one has to tell it, “You need to
heal”; so naturally it will nurse itself the best it can.
My eye kept telling me, “Something is missing from all I see” So it
went in search of the cure.
The cure for me was His beauty, the remedy – for me was to love.
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