Oh God, the stars are shining:
All eyes have closed in sleep,
The kings have locked their doors.
Each lover is alone.
In secret, with the one he loves.
And I am here too: alone,
Hidden from all of them - with
Eyes are at rest, the stars are setting.
Hushed are the stirrings of birds in their nests,
of monsters in the ocean.
You are the Just who know no change,
The Balance that can never swerve,
The Eternal which never passes away.
The doors of kings are bolted now and guarded by soldiers.
Your door is open to all who call upon you.
My Lord each love is now alone with his beloved.
And I am alone with
- Rabisa al - Basri