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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4230 on: May 20, 2018, 02:07:50 AM »

The Worm's Waking


This is how a human being can change.
There is a worm
addicted to eating grape leaves.

Suddenly, he wakes up,
call it grace, whatever, something
wakes him, and he is no longer a worm.

He is the entire vineyard,
and the orchard too, the fruit, the trunks,
a growing wisdom and joy
that does not need to devour.

Rumi


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« Reply #4231 on: Today at 01:19:08 AM »

I went through a journey without I
There, my heart opened up to joy without I
The Beloved who always hid His face from me
Suddenly showed His beautiful face to me without I
I died from the pain of not finding you
A new birth came and I was reborn without I
Now I am always drunk without any wine
Now I am always happy and joyful without I
Do not ever remember me for who I was
I am the remembrance of me without I
I say happy and loving words without I
It is I who is always alive without I
All the doors of fortune and joy were closed on me
Suddenly they were opened to me without I
With I, even if I am a king, I am a slave of time
Without I, there is no slavery in all my kingdom
I am drunk with the wine from Shams Tabriz
May this drunkenness of love be always without I.

Rumi


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« Reply #4232 on: Today at 01:27:24 AM »

YOU ASK ME

YOU ASK ME Who are you,
and with such a shaky existence
how can you fall in love.

How do I know
who am I or where I am?
How could a simple wave
locate itself in an ocean?

You ask me
what am I seeking above and beyond
the pure light that I once was,
and why am I
imprisoned in this cage named body
and yet I claim to be a free bird.

How do I know how I lost my way;
I know for sure
I was all straight
before I was
seduced by love.

"RUMI, Fountain of Fire", ghazal number 1517,
translated April 1991 by Nader Khalili,
Burning Gate Press, Los Angeles


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4233 on: Today at 01:51:11 AM »

Love is an emerald.
Its brilliant light wards off dragons
On this treacherous path.

Rumi

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #4234 on: Today at 02:25:47 AM »

From deep within my heart
I always catch
the scent of my Beloved.
How can I help but
follow that fragrance?

Rumi