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The Sufi-Muhammedan sage-poet, Ibn al-Arabi:

O Pearl Divine! While pearl that in a shell
Of dark mortality is made to dwell,
Alas, while common gems we prize and hoard
Thy inestimable worth is still ignored!

-- Notebooks Category 22: Inspiration and the Overself > Chapter 3: The Overself's Presence > # 86

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