When I write a book
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When I write a book, nothing is abrogated
Nor is it in my own words, for me to change it.
I do not comprehend it, nor do i reject it;
but it is obscure and unknown to me.
— Poem by Ibn al-Arabi in the margin of Veliyuddin 51
Translated by Denis McAuley