Monday, 26 December 2011
Love's Apocalypse, Love's Glory
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
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