Love must first drag youby Farid ud-Din Attar
English version by Sholeh Wolpé
Original Language Persian/Farsi
Love must first drag you
beyond wisdom and common sense
before it flips you inside out,
turns you upside down.
The first step in erasing who you are
is to make a gift of your life
and to give up trivialities.
Step into the Path if you are bold;
such self-sacrifice is no game.
|-- from The Conferences of the Birds, by Attar / Translated by Sholeh Wolpé|