He is the first, He is the last, 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.
Rumi a selection(Hamd)* from Masnavi translated by prof. R A Nicholson
“Thou art hidden from us, though the heavens are filled
With Thy Light, which is brighter than sun and moon!
Thou art the Source that causes our rivers to flow.
Thou art hidden in Thy essence, but seen by Thy bounties.
Thou art like the wind, and we like the dust;
The wind is unseen, but the dust is seen by all.
Thou art the Spring, and we the sweet green garden;
Spring is not seen, though its gifts are seen.
Our every motion every moment testifies,
For it proves the presence of the Everlasting God”
* a poem in praise of Allah(God)