The Triumph Of The Soul
Joy! Joy! I triumph! Now no more I know
by Farīd ud-Dīn Attar Abū Hamīd bin Abū Bakr Ibrāhīm
Myself as simply me. I burn with love
Unto myself, and bury me in love.
The centre is within me and its wonder
Lies as a circle everywhere about me.
Joy! Joy! No mortal thought can fathom me.
I am the merchant and the pearl at once.
Lo, Time and Space lie crouching at my feet.
Joy! Joy! When I would reveal in a rapture.
I plunge into myself and all things know.