If angelic art and celestial lore
The ills of Muslims can not cure,
Worthless they are and of no use,
Of fact so true you must be sure.
Your reveries deep and rapture sweet,
Your worship at the midst of night,
If fail to keep a watch on Sell'
Are useless quite and have value slight.
The intellect can cast its noose
On the Pleiades and the Moon
If heart is b'reft of love for God,
It is not a worthy gift and boon.
If wit incites a man to say
"No God but He" it brings no gain
It. has no worth at all I think,
Unless affirmed by heart and brain.
No wonder great that my discourse
With distraction unbound is fraught
If it won't spread like rays of morn,
It means such talk has value naught.