The Alchemy of Love 

by Rumi

You come to us from another world

From beyond the stars and void of space.

Transcendent, Pure, of unimaginable beauty,

Bringing with you the essence of love

You transform all who are touched by you.

Mundane concerns, troubles, and sorrows

dissolve in your presence, bringing joy

to ruler and ruled

To peasant and king

You bewilder us with your grace.

All evils transform into goodness.

You are the master alchemist.

You light the fire of love in earth and sky

in heart and soul of every being.

Through your love existence and nonexistence merge.

All opposites unite.

All that is profane becomes sacred again.