Those of you who feel no love
sleep on.
Those of you who do not feel the sorrow of love
in whose heart passion has never risen
sleep on.
Those who do not long for union
who are not constantly asking, “Where is He?”
sleep on.
Love’s path is outside of all religious sects
if trickery and hypocrisy is your way
sleep on.
If you don’t melt like copper in your quest
for the alchemical gold
sleep on.
If like a drunkard you fall left and right
unaware that night has passed and it’s time for prayer
sleep on.
Fate has taken my sleep but since
it has not taken yours, young man
sleep on.
We have fallen into love’s hands
since you are in your own
sleep on.
I am the one who is drunk on Love
since you are drunk on food
sleep on.
I have given up my head and have nothing more to say
but you can wrap yourself in the robe of words and
sleep on.

Hz Mawlana (ra)
from Rumi: Hidden Music.

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