Composed almost 20 years ago
I give thanks… for all… of life. ‘O agony and ecstasy… all praise One… true.
Rumi evoked ecstatically, as he turned in agony, with heart ache and loss of Shams:
Ishq allah mabud lilah – Ishq – divine passionate love, is a stranger to earth, and heaven too.
In ishq are lunacies, seventy and two.
A lover’s heart, sings and brims
With lunacies, seventy and two.
Our hearts, in nature, dear friends,
Are no strangers
To such hymns.
‘Tis why, Beloved,
We adore Hu.
La illaha il allahu.
Hu ana hu.