I wasn’t as insane as I am now.
I wasn’t out of my mind like this before.
I used to be prudent and wise once,
not crazy and insane like I am now.
Before now, I used to hunt like other lovers.
I wasn’t into blood like the heart is now.
I used to keep inquiring
“What is this? What is that?”
I wasn’t an admirer of that Absolute Being.
Since your mind is in your head, sit down and think.
It seems like I was like this before.
I didn’t just become like this.
I used to try to be better than everyone else,
because I hadn’t fallen into that Love
which increases day by day.
I used to smoke with anger.
In fact, I used to spread over the entire desert.
In the end, I was raised from the ground like treasure,
because I am not a man who keeps looking for treasure.
I am the treasure.
Divan-i Kebir, Volume 18, Ghazal 127, verses 1258-1265, page 41.