Molavy or Rumi lived about 700 years ago (1300) and is considered as one of most expert and famous Iranian poets. He wrote several poem book and one of them is the collection of interesting and wonderful stories, guidance, advises and theology in case of poems. His origin poems is very regular and rhythmic in Persian language but sadly when they are translated to English they seems like prose. His books have been translated to some other languages among English. In total he was a great philosopher, mystic ant poet and I can't explain about him professional but if you are interested to know more you can refer to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumi This is a part of his poem that I found there: I died as a mineral and became a plant, I died as plant and rose to animal, I died as animal and I was Man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying? Yet once more I shall die as Man, to soar With angels bless'd; but even from angelhood I must pass on: all except God doth perish. When I have sacrificed my angel-soul, I shall become what no mind e'er conceived. Oh, let me not exist! for Non-existence Proclaims in organ tones, To Him we shall return. And this is the story (in case of a poem) that I chose from his greatest book and translated it to English. I hope I have done it correctly: ; Somebody went to a tattooist And told him to make a tattoo on his body artistically! The tattooist asked, which figure you like I tattoo on your body? The guy replied, the figure of a ferocious lion! My lucky star is lion, So I wish, my star is tattooed on my body The coldblooded tattooist asked: In which part of your body I tattoo? The man said, tattoo it on my shoulders! As the tattooist began needling, The pain was begun in the man’s shoulder. The champion asked moaning: You are killing me! Which figure you are tattooing?! The tattooist replied, the same lion that you requested! The man asked, from which point of the lion you started? The tattooist said, from its tail. “Give up its tail!” the man said. Tattooist wondered and asked:” why?” The man said, because its tail caught my breathing! So tattoo a lion without tail please, because my soul is in trouble due to the needle wound! The tattooist began tattooing from another point of the figure, without any observance or pity! The man shouted again: What is this part of the lion that sounds so painful?! “It is its ear” said tattooist. The man said, please ignore its ears. I think a lion can be found without ears! The tattooist began from another part, and the guy complained again and said, Which organ of the lion is this third part?! “This is its abdomen, dear friend!” said tattooist. The guy protested painfully, it doesn’t need abdomen! Please start from another point. The tattooist stayed amazed and astonished! He dropped the needle on the floor and said angrily, Have you seen such uncompleted lion?! Who has seen a lion without tail, head and abdomen?! God how created such lion in the world?! My brother, be patient against pain of lancet. So that get rid the bite of your ungodly ego As you can’t tolerate the pain of needling Go and don’t brag about tattooing the ferocious lion! Everybody that his ungodly ego dead in his body, The sun, moon, sea and clouds, would obey him! When his heart learned igniting candle He will not be worried of the night darkness Thistle becomes soft and graceful as flower, for the ingredient that travel to the total What is the respect to God? Being humble and earthy against him! What is learning the practical theism? Being eliminated against the unique! If you want to be shiny like a day, Eliminate your own gloomy existence Your existence in the existence of the creator, is like the copper in the alchemy lab! You have grasped in “I” and “we” issues severely The all problems are from these two beings!