I sweep over mountain and plain – Secrets of Self by Allama Iqbal

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I sweep over mountain and plain.
Wrestle with my sea, if thou art a plain;
Receive my lightning if thou art a Sinai.
The Fountain of Life hath been given me to drink.
I have been made an adept of the mystery of Life.
The speck of dust was vitalised by my burning song:

It unfolded wings-and became a firefiy.
No one hath. told the secret which I will tell
Or threaded a pearl of thought like mine
Come, if thou would’st know the secret of everlasting life
Come, if thou would’st win both earth and heaven.
Heaven taught me this lore,
I cannot hide it from comrades

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