O Love, who sellest me this wine,
O Love, for whom I burn and bleed,
Love, for whom I cry and pine—
Thou the Piper, I the reed.
– Excerpt from Rúmí, as quoted by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, telling the story of Ustád Ismá‘íl, whom Bahá’u’lláh, was instructing to bring to mind the Báb, in reciting the poem. Memorials of the Faithful