RUMI: IN PRAISE OF MATURE COMPANIONSHIP
I say, Bring the simple wine that makes me loose and free!
You say, There’s a hurricane coming.
And I say, Let’s have some wine then,
and sit here like old statues and watch.
From the collection Unseen Rain: Quatrains of Rumi translated by John Moyne and Coleman Barks Putney, VT: Threshold Books, 1986