From the recording Don't Go Back To Sleep: Songs of Rumi
Music by Surya Vitalis. Arranged by Jeff Olmsted.
Last night my teacher
taught me the lesson of poverty.
Having nothing, and wanting nothing.
I am a naked man
standing inside a mine of rubies,
clothed in red silk
Then I absorb the shining,
and now I am the ocean;
millions of simultaneous motions
moving everywhere, moving in me.
A circle of lovely quiet people
becomes the ring on my finger.
Then the thunder-sound of rain on the way.
I have such a teacher.