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

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