Today a poem, using the well-known metaphor of The Candle to depict the heights of mystic love – in which the lover becomes as nothing in devotion to his friend. Or as Bahá’u’lláh words it in The Seven Valleys:
For when the true lover and devoted friend reacheth to the presence of the Beloved, the sparkling beauty of the Loved One and the fire of the lover’s heart will kindle a blaze and burn away all veils and wrappings. Yea, all he hath, from heart to skin, will be set aflame, so that nothing will remain save the Friend.
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