|He is God.||He is God|
|I.Our charm bids waft the Mist of Unknown
Mystery of fidelity thus flows from Our tone
| Our passion caused the
cloud beyond all being to begin to sprinkle down;
Our melody has led the mystery
of all fidelity to gain renown.
|On account of Our rapture the sprinkling of the Cloud of Unknowing rains down;
the mystery of fidelity pours forth from Our Melody.
|II.The east wind, musk-laden, from Cathay whirls
Its scent so sweet streams forth from Our curls
| The east wind spread abroad China’s perfume;
our tresses have diffused the fragrant gale.
|The Musk of Cathay hath appeared from the Zephyr;
this Sweet-Scented Breeze wafts down from Our Ringlet.
|III.The ornamented sun from the True One hath risen
Mystery of reality from Our visage doth blazon
| The countenance of truth caused the shining
sun of ornamentation to unveil;
Behold, from our direction the head of
reality becomes now manifest!
|The Ornamented Sun hath arisen from the Countenance of the True One.
See thou that the Mystery of Reality rains down from [the letter] “Th” (thā’)
|IV.The sea of purity roars from waves of rapture
This gift bestowed from His essence We capture
| The wave of the divine encounter made
the sea of purity cry out with zest;
Munificence then winked with coquetry
because our heart’s rapture is so sincere.
|Out of a Wave of the Ocean of the encounter with God the Sea of Purity hath cried out
On account of the rapture of the letter hā this Precious Favor pours forth
|V.Love’s treasures lie hid in the bosom of Fars
Out this treasure-trove Pearls of Fidelity pours
|The Treasury of Love appears hidden in the breast;
though this love’s treasure cascadeth as pearls of fidelity
|VI.Delight of wine evinced when All was manifested
To songs of providence this Sublime Token attested
| Wine’s joy was poured at the glance of the rose;
our melody made this sweet hint appear.
|At the sight of the Rose as the delight of the Wine apparent;
This sweet cipher rains down through the melody of the letter ر “R”
|VII.A blast on the trumpet, the attraction divine
These two in one blow flow from the Exalted Clime
| The silver trump! Divine desire! – One blast
in the midst of the sky caused both to be.
|The Stunning Trump! The Celestial Rapture
In the Firmament of Heaven they twain rain down as a Single Breath
| Our face began the age of “I am He;”
our breath started the cycle, “He is He.”
|On account of Our Visage the dispensation of “I am He” hath commenced;
Through the overflowing of [the letter] ب the cycle of “He is He” diffuses
| The chalice of the heart made manifest
the fountain of divine reality;
The ruby jewel of Baha begat
an overflowing goblet of honey.
|The Kawthar (“Fount”) of the Ultimately Real hath appeared from the receptacle of the Heart;
Out of the vermilion lips of Bahā’ this Cup of Honey pours forth.
| The Day of God gained its fulfillment when
the countenance of the Lord was revealed.
The melody reverberating in
Tehran has the new Beauty as its yield.
|The “Day of God” hath been fully realized on account of the Effulgence of the Lord;
Through the warbling of the letter “Ṭ” ( ط = ṭā’) this New Beauty comes forth.
| Gaze on the overflow of resplendence
and see the sprinkling of the unknown Cloud;
For all these things derive from one tune of
the melody of God when sung aloud.
|Observe the Glorious Overflowing!
Behold the Beclouded Sprinkling !
Through the Melody of God all this comes forth as a single Song.
| Look at an everlasting moon, then turn
your eyes upon exalted and high-flown
Vistas; examine the rebellious breast
that was anointed by the most high throne.
|Observe the Eternal Moon!
Behold the Pristine Ascendent Sun!
See thou that the Pure Breast sprinkles forth from the Elevated Throne!
| Now view the blessed palm tree and look on
the gentle warbling of the dove; then see
The most sublime recital that issued
from the bright radiance of purity.
|Observe the blessed Palm-Tree!
Behold the cooing of the Dove!
See thou that the Abhā Lament rains down from the brilliancy of Purity!
| Give ear to the Hijazi tambourine;
let the Iraqi melody cascade.
And listen to the celestial rhythm
that was by the force of our passion made.
|Observe the Iraqi Harmony!
Envisage the sound of the tambourine!
See thou the divine Hand, through the striking of [the word] lā “No!” sounds forth!
| Behold the visage of divinity,
set your gaze on the heavenly houri.
Then look at how the human is unveiled
by the cloud beyond being’s mystery.
|Observe the Deified Countenance!
Behold the God-like Maiden!
See thou that the terrestrial Effulgence rains down from the Mystery of the Cloud of Unknowing!
| Gaze at the wine server’s red cheek,
look on the everlasting countenance;
See the translucent liquid that was poured
out from our cup with such exuberance.
|Observe the All-Enduring Face!
Behold the Visage of the Cupbearer!
See thou that the Sparkling Draught rains down from Our Goblet!
| Observe the conflagration of Moses,
look at the white-hot shining of the sun;
And see the glowing breast on Sinai – all
came forth from what the sublime palm has done.
|Observe the Fire of Moses
Behold the Snow-White Brightness !
See thou that the Sinaitic Bosom rains down from the Radiant Palm .
| Look at the condition of the lovers,
hear the intoxicated make laments;
See the infatuation of beings
when they enter in the court of presence.
|Observe the state of the Intoxicated
Behold the verdure of Orchard
See thou that the rapture of existence rains down from the court of the Meeting with God !
| Look at the rosebuds and see the ringlets
of hair that fall in the shape of a B;
Listen to the melodies of the flute
that from the pen of Baha came to be.
|Observe the [letter] “H”-like () rosebud
Behold the [letter] “B”-like ( ) ringlet
See thou that the timbre of the Flute reverberates through the hollow-reed of Bahā!
| This is the sprinkling down of purity,
this is the brimming manifestation;
This is the singing of the birds, which flowed
from the spring of self-annihilation.
|This is the overflowing Theophany
This is the sprinkling of Manifestation
Such is the warbling of the heavenly birds which sing out from the fount of mystical death