THE LIFE OF SELFHOOD
Faqr is as exalted as a king
If Self of man has vital flame:
The lofty rank of true Fakir
Isn't less than Sanjar and Tughral's fame
On foot we can cross the boundless sea,
If Self is active and can tread
Oil mountain range and feel as if
Not stones, but carpet. soft is spread.
A crocodile that is full or verve
In its own suburbs is quite free
If dead, e'en billows or mirage
For it, like chains and fetters be.