“This text requires a single name, not two,”
He answered them. “Majnun alone will do.
If someone delves within a lover’s heart,
He’ll find the loved one in its deepest part.”
“But why,” they asked him, “from among the two
It’s Layla who’s been cut away, not you?”
“It’s wrong,” he said, “for her to be the cover
That hides within itself this ardent lover.
I am the veil for what should be internal.
I am the outer shell; she is the kernel.”
Nizami Ganjavi - Layla and Majnun