If you never searched for truth come with us and you will become a seeker. If you were never a musician come with us and you will find your voice. You may posses immense wealth come with us and you will become love’s beggar. You may think yourself a master come with us and love will turn you into a slave. If you’ve lost your spirit, come with us take off your silk coverings, put on our rough cloak and we will bring you back to life.
– Ghazal (Ode) 74
Rumi: Hidden Music Translated by Azima Melita Kolin and Maryam Mafi HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2001