I love you beyond the depths of my own soul
I love you beyond the depths of my own soul;
On my way, I shun the canon and its call.
Don’t say I’m in my self. I am not at all.
There’s an I within me, deep, deeper than I.
Wherever I look, I see you’ve filled that space:
Where, in my inmost soul, can you have your place?
Don’t ask me about me: I’m not inside me–
In its robe, my body walks on, all empty.
My love for you has plucked me away from me:
What sweet pain is this? It’s beyond remedy.
As he passed by, Yunus chanced to meet the Friend,
And remained at the Gate at the deepest end.