Age of Jahiliyah

A blog of wide and varied interest, including Islam, Muslims, Poetry, Art and much more.

From the Dervish Way #2 by Yunus Emre

If I told you about a land of love,

friend, would you follow me and come?

In that land are vineyards

that yield a deadly wine-

no glass can hold it.

Would you swallow it as a remedy?

The people there must suffer.

Would you serve the sweetest drink to others

and take the bitter drink yourself?

There are no moons or suns there.

Nothing waxes or wanes.

Would you surrender your plans

and forget about seductions?

Here we’re made of water, earth, fire, and air.

Yunus, tell us, is this what you’re made of?

 

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