Khusrau, Amir - Ghazal 694 [extract]
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Ghazal 694: khabaram shud-ast k-imshab sar-i yar khvahi amad
I am about to breathe my last.
Come, so I may live.
What good will it do for you
to come once I am no more?
I can endure, I know, the grief
and sadness of your absence,
if you come, like good fortune,
into my embrace one day.
Like two dice, your eyes have won
my heart and soul, and if you come
to gamble, both worlds by rights
are now yours to win.
A heart and a sigh-your path
into my heart-are all I have left.
Walk this path carefully
so you won't come back a casualty.