<html> <head> <title>Khorasan, land of the sun .1'3'F  312EF .H14/</title/> </head> <STYLE>BODY {SCROLLBAR-FACE-COLOR: brown; SCROLLBAR-HIGHLIGHT-COLOR: black; SCROLLBAR-3DLIGHT-COLOR: red; SCROLLBAR-ARROW-COLOR: wheat; SCROLLBAR-TRACK-COLOR: peru; SCROLLBAR-DARKSHADOW-COLOR: green} a:link {text-decoration:none;} a:visited {text-decoration:none;} a img {border: none;} </STYLE> <body bgcolor="wheat"> <center> <table border="0" width="100%" height="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5"> <tr> <td colspan="2" height="40" bgcolor="peru"> <table height="100%" width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="3"><tr> <td width="18%" valign="middle" align="center"><a href="../index.html"> <font color="white" size="+1">Back to home page</font></td> <td valign="middle" align="center" height="" width="82%"> <font color="yellow" face=tahoma size=+2><b>May it be so</b></font> </td> </tr></table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="18%" bgcolor="brown"> <table border="0" height="5%" width="100%" cellpadding="3"> <tr><td valign="top" align="center"><img width=150 src="../images/mawlana.jpg"><br><br> <font color="khaki">Mawlana Jalaluddin Balkhi (Rumi)<br></font></td></tr> <tr><td valign="top"><font color="khaki" size="+1"><b>&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></font></td></tr> <tr><td valign="top"><font color="khaki" size="+1"><b>&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></font></td></tr> <tr><td valign="top"><font color="khaki" size="+1"><b>&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></font></td></tr> <tr><td valign="top"><font color="khaki" size="+1"><b>&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></font></td></tr> </table> </td> <td valign="top"> <table dir="ltr" cellSpacing="0" cellPadding="0" width="100%" border="0" id="table1"> <tr> <td vAlign="top"><font face="tahoma"><img align=right src="../images/balkhidance.jpg"> <blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>May it be so (</font><font face="Times New Roman"><span lang="fa">*' ('/ FF ('/'</span></font><font face="tahoma">)</font></strong><font face="tahoma"></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">Beloved reached desired glow<br> And so we say, may it be so<br> All doubts towards faith did grow<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">The devil s plot caused perturbation<br> And the nation faced agitation;<br> Once again was Solomon s nation<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">Beloved who put my heart in pain<br> Closed doors on my face once again<br> Friends would console and entertain<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">You drank wine on your own<br> Lusted after all, alone<br> Now lead the drunk upon a throne<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">From your majestic bright face<br> The flame lighting my place<br> Each corner, a well-lit space<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">From your fake anger and rage<br> And the sweet turning of the page<br> The world is a sugary stage<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">Night replaced by the morrow<br> Joy has conquered every sorrow<br> Sun light, pervasive and thorough<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">From mendicant generosity<br> And lovers pertinacity<br> Revival and vivacity<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">Celebrate this festivity<br> Restored to compatibility<br> Festivals abound in our city<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">O masterful wise minstrel<br> In the underworld do not dwell<br> Finally Venus in Libra fell<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">The mendicant reached kingly might<br> In wealth attained unimagined height<br> Partaking of courtly delight<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">Consider the wind in the air<br> Sweet lips bewitching flair<br> Wailing windpipe will not spare<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">The Pharaoh with much hardship<br> Misfortunes his life grip<br> Of suffering, Moses strip<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">Evil looking and ugly wolf<br> Drowned in ignorance s deep gulf<br> By Joseph s goodness now dwarf<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">O Shams-e Tabrizi, you<br> Compassionately blend and renew<br> East and west through and through<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">From submission to Satan s will<br> Your prophetic soul emerged through this mill<br> Satan himself, God s will fulfill<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">When the moon was shining its light<br> Both worlds were garden of delight<br> All souls for home then took flight<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">The ignorant and the blind<br> With insight are now wise and kind<br> Surpass Jesus, put him behind<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">It was all for souls to grow<br> May it always have been so<br> Thy splendor brightly aglow<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">All thy wrath was thy mercy<br> Thy poison, sweet clemency<br> Like dark clouds sweet potency<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">In his temple, colors remain<br> Pulling by the horns will not disdain<br> When this bull s blood floors stain<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-weight: 400"><font size="2">Silence! I am drunk, you know<br> My hands are tied in this earthly show<br> My disheveled mind moves to and fro<br> And so we say, may it be so</font></strong></p> </blockquote> </blockquote> </font></td> </tr> </table> <p> </td> </tr> <tr><td width="18%" height=10 bgcolor="brown"></td> <td align="center" valign="bottom"> <font face="Arial" size="2" color="brow"> Copyright 2005-2008 <span lang="en-us">www.khorasanzameen.net</td> </tr> </table> </center> </body> </html>