Here is the moon; here is the sun.
Now if you want early dawn to come,
Here is the early dawn.
O Joseph of Canaan, O soul of Solomon,
If you want the crown and belt,
Here is the crown; here is the belt.
O Hamza of battles, Rustem* of wars,
If you want sword and shield,
Here is the sword; here is the shield.
O nightingale which smells beautiful fragrances, O parrot which says sweet words,
Do you want honey and sugar?
Here is the honey; here is the sugar.
O one who is the enemy of mind and intelligence, O lover who kills lovers,
If you want to be upside down,
Here is the up side; here is the down.
O soul who wants searching and wayfaring, O Moses who wants manifestation,
If you want eyes and ears,
Here is the eye; here is the ear.
O Satan whose heart is full of hatred, O old enemy,
If you want trouble and evil,
Here is the trouble; here is the evil.
Be silent. Don’t talk too much. Get up and start the journey.
If you want company,
Here is the company.
O God’s Shams of Tabriz,
If you want someone who has a wounded heart when beholding your beauty,
Here is the lover whose heart is wounded.
*Hamza and Rustem: Heroes of Persian mythology.
Divan-i Kebir, Meter 3, Gazel 197, Verses 1826-1845, Pages 334-335.