|Are you afraid of the moon or the dawn?|
Are you conscious of the end of beauty?
Are you afraid of being robbed of light’s wealth?
Are you afraid of annihilation like the spark?
The sky has settled you far from the earth
It has wrapped you in gold’s mantle like the moon
It is outrageous that your feeble life is still in fear
Your whole night passes in trembling with fear
|O shining traveler! This habitation is strange|
The rise of one leads to the fall of the other
The birth of one sun is the death of a myriad stars
Annihilation’s sleep is the ecstasy of life’s wine
Flower bud’s departure is the secret of flower’s birth
Is annihilation life’s end, or is the equivalent of life!
Quiescence is difficult in the universe
Only change is permanent in the universe
Translated by: M.A.K. Khalil