I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord: I will keep thy statutes. I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies. I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
“You left and I cried tears of blood. My sorrow grows. It’s not just that You left. But when You left my eyes went with You. Now, how will I cry?”
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, also known as Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi, Mevlana/Mawlana, Mevlevi/Mawlawi and more popularly simply as Rumi, (1207-1273) was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan