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THE SECRET OF LOVE

By Maulana Syaikh Muhammad Ali Hanafiah

 

When love is hidden

when the clouds obscure the earth

when the storm hits

the clouds’ break becomes small swellings floating in the sky

the servant who admires love will be broken apart

to preserve the eternality of feeling

He knows … love is not a carving of words

but it is a sacrifice covered by pain

and the pain is the real existence of the servants’ faces who bury love.

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