Intuition in the West was clever in its power,
But had not the plenitude for absolute abandon.
The quintessence of life is the force of faith supreme—
It is a force denied to all our seats of learning.
The galaxies, the planets, the firmament, are all
Waiting for man’s rise, like a star in heaven.
Brains are bright and hearts are dark and eyes are bold,
Is this the sum and substance of what our age has gained?
The world is a haystack for the fire of the Muslim soul,
But if thou art eyeless, thou canst not find thy way.
To a multitude of men, reason is the guide,
They know not that frenzy has a wisdom of its own.