A Letter From Europe
Ek Behar-e-Pur-Ashob-o-Pur-Israr Hai Rumi
We venture not beyond the shores—Being to the senses confined.
But Rumi is an ocean, stormy, mysterious.
Jis Qafla-e-Shuaq Ka Salaar Hai Rumi
Iqbal! Thou, too, art moving in that band of men—
That band of men of passion, of which Rumi is the guide.
Kehte Hain Charagh-e-Reh-e-Ahraar Hai Rumi
Rumi, they say, is the guiding light for freedom;
Has he, indeed, a message, for the age we live in?