A friend shared this poem by Baha’u’llah with me, which I had never heard, and I wanted to post it here.
The following was told by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to the friends at Abu-Sinan in 1915.
Whilst at Baghdad many learned mullas and others came into the Holy Presence, several of whom became His devoted friends; one of those was Kayvan Mirza, grandson of Fath-‘Ali Shah. This gentleman came and asked Mirza Muhit to obtain permission for an audience at some midnight in secret.
The reply was:
“When I was in the wilderness of Kurdistan I composed this poem:
If thou hast in thine heart one desire for thy life, then come not hither!
But shouldst thou be prepared to sacrifice soul, and heart and life,
come and bring others!
Such is the path if thou desire to enter the Kingdom of Light,
If thou art not of those able to walk this path —
Begone, and trouble us not!
Mirza Muhit conveyed this reply to Kayvan Mirza. He chose to “Begone,” his heart failed him!
(Lady Blomfield, The Chosen Highway, p. 55)