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Original title: Subhana Rabbiyya'l-A`la

Also known as Tablet of Eternity (Lawh-i Harf al-Baqa')

Written by Baha'u'llah in the Baghdad period

Praised be my Lord, the Most High is a 45-verse prose poem. Like many of Baha'u'llah's other poems, the central figure is the Houri who inspires Baha'u'llah with the divine verses and whose stunning beauty symbolises the attractive force of Baha'u'llah. The poem describes how she appears in the midst of creation, offering wine to those who believe and making a show of herself. Like a magician with mythical powers, she swallows up everyone and makes them appear again, announcing that she is the beauty of the Beloved at the heart of creation.

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