Rumi (1207-1273) He is the first…

A selection from Diwan e Shams I Tabrez.

He is the first, He is the lest, He is the outward, He is the inward;
I know none other except “Ya Hu” [Yahweh] and “Ya man Hu” [“O He who is”].
I am intoxicated with Love’s cup, the two worlds have passed out of my ken;
I have no business save carouse and revelry.
If once in my life I spent a moment without you,
From that time and from that hour I repent of my life.
If once in this world I win a moment with you,
I will trample on both worlds, I will dance in triumph for ever.
O Shamsi Tabriz, I am so drunken in this world,
That except of drunkenness and revelry I have no tale to tell.

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