The reign of the predator now comes to an end.
The King granted it a few days to ravage the Earth,
while hidden lions awaited His command,
The command has spread abroad,
and earth rises anew as justice prevails.
The archives of good and evil are examined
so that Truth may be known.
which has always fed solely on bones and dung,
is now overthrown on sea and land.
Pure-hearted gazelles roam the land, and waterbirds sail the sea.
Men and women claim the celestial spheres;
they drink love from the Cupbearer
all the rest of their lives.
This free verse poem has been derived from the work of thirteenth century saint Jalauddin Rumi: The Mathnawi of Jalauddin Rumi, edited & translated by Reynold A. Nicholson, LITT.D., LL.D., F.B.A.