To the Known

I swear by Universe that the Sun never rose nor set,

Except that each breath of mine was infused with your love.

I never spoke to friends alone;

But in every gathering You were the subject of my sight.

In happiness and sorrow I did not think of anything;

But that which You had whispered to me.

Nor did I hope to drink in thirst

Until I saw Your reflection in the cup.

If it were in my nature

I would cherish You in every breath.


~Imran Mulla

Cambridge, UK

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