You Went Away but Remained in Me
You went away but remained in me
And thus became my peace and happiness.
In separation, separation left me
And I witnessed the Unknown.
You were the hidden secret of my longing,
Hidden deep within my conscience deeper than a dream.
You were my true friend in the day
And in darkness my companion.
by Mansur al- Hallaj
English version by Mahmood Jamal
Original Language Arabic