Let Me be Mad

O incomparable Giver of life, cut reason loose at last!

Let it wander grey-eyed from vanity to vanity.

Shatter open my skull, pour in it the wine of madness!

Let me be mad, as You; mad with You, with us.

Beyond the sanity of fools is a burning desert

Where Your sun is whirling in every atom:

Beloved, drag me there, let me roast in Perfection!

– Rumi


From:  Perfume of the Desert – Andrew Harvey  – Inspirations from Sufi Wisdom
Edited: Andrew Harvey and Eryk Hanut