Water and Clay, when fed on the breath of Jesus, Spread wings, became a bird and flew
Your praise of God is a Breath From Your body of water and clay.
Make it a Bird of Paradise By breathing into it your Heart's sincerity.
Mawlana Jalal ad-Din ar-Rumi (q.s.), Matsnawi I, 866-867
Translated by Shaykh Kabir Helminski & Camille Helminski