Damascene Rose #PhotoStory: My Soul Recognised Your Soul

But darling,

I have waited.

I have waited for years of Light.

I have waited for you.

It's been ...

one life,

so many soul bonds,

and yet —

One Soul Marriage.



DESCENDING to the earth,
That strange intoxicating beauty of the unseen world
Lurks in the elements of Nature.

And the soul of man,
Who has attained the rightful balance,
Becoming aware of this hidden joy,
Straightway is enamoured and bewitched.

And from this mystic marriage are born
The poets' songs, inner knowledge,
The language of the heart, virtuous living,
And the fair child Beauty.

And the Great Soul gives to man as dowry
The hidden glory of the world."

— The Secret Rose Garden

of Sa'd Ud Din Mahmud Shabistari

by Florence Lederer [1920]