Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Juliet: June 14 – A poem about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá by Varqa, the great martyred poet

The Diary of Juliet Thompson
June 14, 1912
New York, NY

Valiyu’llah told us so many things….

Bahá’u’lláh,” [said] … Valiyu’llah Khan, “taught my father much about Áqa. Áqa (the Master, you know) is one of the titles of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and the Greatest Branch is another, and the Greatest Mystery of God another. By all these we call Him in Persian. The Blessed Perfection, Bahá’u’lláh, revealed the Station of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to my father. And my father wrote many poems to the Master, though the Master would scold him and say: ‘You must not write such things to Me.’ But the heart of my father could not keep quiet. This is one poem he wrote:

O Dawning-Point of the Beauty of God,
I know Thee!
Though Thou shroudest Thyself in a thousand veils,
I know Thee!
Though Thou shouldst assume the tatters of a beggar, still would
I know Thee!’