no one knows the way
can't be found
you're kept out of
you think everyone
is like you
Translation by Nader Khalili
Rumi, Dancing the Flame
Cal-Earth Press, 2001
You claim skill in every art
and knowledge of every science,
Yet you cannot even hear
what your own heart is telling you.
Until you can hear that simple voice
How can you be a keeper of secrets?
How can you be a traveller on this path?
Version by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva
A Garden Beyond Paradise
Bantam Books, 1992