The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys
The Four Valleys
How sweet is this couplet which revealeth such a truth:
See, our hearts come open like shells, when He raineth grace like pearls,
And our lives are ready targets, when agony’s arrows He hurls.
And were it not contrary to the Law of the Book, I would verily bequeath a part of My possessions to the one who would put Me to death, and I would name him My heir; yea, I would bestow upon him a portion, would render him thanks, would seek to refresh Mine eyes with the touch of his hand. But what can I do? I have no possessions, no power, and this is what God hath ordained.39
Methinks at this moment, I catch the fragrance of His garment40 blowing from the Egypt of Bahá;41 verily He seemeth near at hand, though men may think Him far away.42 My soul doth smell the perfume shed by the
39 This was revealed before the Declaration of Bahá’u’lláh. The lines following refer to the imminence of His Manifestation.
40 Literally, the garment of , which is the letter “H” and here represents Bahá.
41 This reference is to the story of Joseph in the Qur’án and the Bible.
42 This refers to those who did not expect the imminent advent of Him Whom God Shall Manifest.
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