NGC 1300, a barred spiral galaxy (Source:Wikipedia)

NGC 1300, a barred spiral galaxy (Source:Wikipedia)

 

Enjoy!

There’s also a fantastic video, but again, I couldn’t embed it.

 

 

OH COME, oh come!  You are the soul

of the soul of the soul of whirling!

Oh come!  You are the cypress tall

in the blooming garden of whirling!

Oh come!  For there has never been

and will never be one like you!

Oh come!  Such ones have never seen

the longing eyes of whirling!

Oh come!  The fountain of the sun

is hidden under your shadow!

Rumi's tomb (Mevlana Museum). Konya, Turkey. (Source:Wikipedia)

Rumi's tomb (Mevlana Museum). Konya, Turkey. (Source:Wikipedia)

You own a thousand Venus stars

in the circling heavens of whirling!

The whirling sings your praise and thanks

with a hundred eloquent tongues:

I’ll try to say just one, two points

translating the language of whirling.

For when you enter in the dance

you then leave both these worlds.

For outside these two worlds there lies

the universe, endless, of whirling.

The roof is high, the lofty roof

which is on the seventh sphere,

NGC 4414, a typical spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices (Source:Wikipedia)

NGC 4414, a typical spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices (Source:Wikipedia)

But far beyond this roof has reached

the ladder, the ladder of whirling!

Whatever there appears but He,

you tread on that in dancing:

The whirling, see, belongs to you

and you belong to the whirling.

What can I do when Love appears

and puts its claw round my neck?

I grasp it, take it to my breast

and drag it into the whirling!

And when the bosom of the motes

is filled with the glow of the sun,

They enter all the dance, the dance

and do not complain in the whirling!

      

                                                                            (Look: This Is Love Translated by Annemarie Schimmel)