If you have not come by the way of love
You have taken the wrong road, O helpless one
Lost in the world, which way can you turn?
Stop at the Tavern, ask directions!
Let the darvishes there guide you
Or your journey will have been in vain
First, Praise God in all things, then
Bless the tongue that speaks these words,
“Take but a step with the intention of love
And all paths become Love’s Boulevard.”
O Lord, let me become dust on Your path
That I may be carried by every traveler
To the country of the Beloved
Where everywhere, there is only You
- Irving Karchmar, © November, 2010