|At every instant |
the heart hears this call from the blazing sun:
"Renounce the torch of the earth
and gain the torch of beyond."
Since you are serving the Beloved, why hide?
Gold shines always brighter
from the wounds inflicted by the goldsmith.
Overwhelmed by the eternal Wine,
The heart was reciting joyfully:
"The wine may tear my life away,
it will give me another life."
Ode (Ghazal) 538
"Breathing Truth - Quotations from Jalaluddin Rumi"
Selected and Translated by Muriel Maufroy
Sanyar Press - London, 1997
PHOTO: By Mezghan Zikria