By Alireza Nurbakhsh
I have come to cherish the love for You
like a precious pearl in my heart and soul,
And to lay down my head at Your threshold
and to make fruitful the love for You.
I will avert my eyes from my self and turn my gaze to You.
I am lost in the cupbearer’s beauty.
How can I behold any but You?
I have come to defeat and abolish both faith and unbelief,
and empty my head of any thought of other than You.
I have come to break idols and to break into songs of love,
To prostrate myself before you, and to fill my chest
with the fire of love.
I will set up taverns everywhere, and make wine lawful to all.
I will make everyone drunk and will take to the road once more.
I will repeat your name and breath the sorrow of love for You.
I will sacrifice my self to you and leave behind this “I” and “We.”
You are love, and the light bestower of the soul,
I have a sign from You, I have come to announce Your grace to all the world.