Sonnet 1

Sonnet 1

Kirāman Kātibīn, I wish to ask:

“Do you, at all, have any love for me?”

I know this is your sole and only task;

So listen to me very carefully…

 

Will you delete for me my evil deeds?

Replace them all with twice as much reward.

Erase them all before the badness breeds,

The consequence of which I can’t afford.

 

But my request to you is just beyond

The channel over which you cannot cross.

My Rabb will be the One Who can respond –

The very Being with Whom I’ve made a loss.

 

So please, Allāh, forgive for me my sins

Before the horror of my grave begins.

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