It is said in the Ruba'iyat:
Oh daylight, rise! atoms are dancing
The souls, lost in ecstasy, are dancing
To your ear, I will tell you where the dance will take you.
All the atoms in the air and in the desert,
Let it be known, are like madmen.
Each atom, happy or miserable,
Is in love with the Sun of which we can say nothing.
Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch
From Wiki: “Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch (5 November 1909 -24 July 1999 ) Was a doctor of Islamic studies, researcher at CNRS she headed the department of humanities, translator and writer, and published a total of forty books and many articles.“
Image: Sukri Celil Advan “Whirling dervishes in Ankara”