The angel opened his mouth in deep regret to say:
Yesterday when I went to the earth of men, I found them very asleep
All men shut the light of their souls while their lamps were out
They have no oil in the lamps at the doorpost of their houses
As I knocked to drop their daily bread I was greeted with lengthy snores
Its loudness which was heard miles away…
No one even opened the scrolls to read
No room had fire in its lantern
All lay helplessly on their bed waiting for the dawn of morning
By then, the ravening lion had stolen and stolen
And the evil bat hovering about their rooftops
But before I turned, I saw the light of a soul
A lad who has seen only ten winters
He lit his candle that night
In readiness to intermeddle with all wisdom
My cheeks curved into sweet smile as I dashed towards him.
At his door I left all the blessings meant for the ones who snore.
…Just because he lit his candle at midnight.
I still seek the one with whom I’ll share all knowledge
Shall it be with those who sleep all night?
Today, when you visit the sons of men
Put fire on their rooftops
Increase it as their snores increase
Until they jump up and seek wisdom
And make their bed with the knowledge of old
Until man realizes the power within
The power that created the stars of heaven
Part 2 in a few days