A Love Poem
by Jalal Udin Rumi

One went to the door of the beloved and knocked.

A voice asked, "Who is there?"

He answered, "It is I."

The voice said, "There is no room for Me and Thee."

The door was shut.

After a year of solitude and deprivation he returned
and knocked.

A voice from within asked, "Who is there?"

The man responded, "It is Thee."

The door was opened for him.