Sunday, 2 August 2015


Dont mean to be lovey dovey but I was watching a movie and one of the actors quoted this poem. I thought it was beautiful! Its beautiful. Rumi was beautiful haha. :) Wisdom. So much of it.

look at love

how it tangles

with the one fallen in love

look at spirit

how it fuses with earth

giving it new life

why are you so busy

with this or that or good or bad

pay attention to how things blend

why talk about all

the known and the unknown

see how the unknown merges into the known

why think seperately

of this life and the next when one is born from the last

look at your heart and tongue

one feels but deaf and dumb

the other speaks in words and signs

look at water and fire

earth and wind

enemies and friends all at once

the wolf and the lamb

the lion and the deer

far away yet together

look at the unity of this

spring and winter

manifested in the equinox

you too must mingle my friends

since the earth and the sky

are mingled just for you and me

be like sugarcane

sweet yet silent

don’t get mixed up with bitter words

my beloved grows

right out of my own heart

how much more union can there be

come on sweetheart

let’s adore one another

before there is no more

of you and me

a mirror tells the truth

look at your grim face

brighten up and cast away

your bitter smile

a generous friend

gives life for a friend

let’s rise above this

animalistic behavior

and be kind to one another

spite darkens friendships

why not cast away

malice from our heart

once you think of me

dead and gone

you will make up with me

you will miss me

you may even adore me

why be a worshiper of the dead

think of me as a goner

come and make up now

since you will come

and throw kisses

at my tombstone later

why not give them to me now

this is me

that same person

i may talk too much

but my heart is silence

what else can i do

i am condemned to live this life

i’ve come again

like a new year

to crash the gate

of this old prison

i’ve come again

to break the teeth and claws

of this man-eating

monster we call life

i’ve come again

to puncture the

glory of the cosmos

who mercilessly

destroys humans

i am the falcon

hunting down the birds

of black omen

before their flights

i gave my word

at the outset to

give my life

with no qualms

i pray to the Lord

to break my back

before i break my word

how do you dare to

let someone like me

intoxicated with love

enter your house

you must know better

if i enter

i’ll break all this and

destroy all that

if the sheriff arrives

i’ll throw the wine

in his face

if your gatekeeper

pulls my hand

i’ll break his arm

if the heavens don’t go round

to my heart’s desire

i’ll crush its wheels and

pull out its roots

you have set up

a colorful table

calling it life and

asked me to your feast

but punish me if

i enjoy myself

what tyranny is this

you mustn’t be afraid of death

you’re a deathless soul

you can’t be kept in a dark grave

you’re filled with God’s glow

be happy with your beloved

you can’t find any better

the world will shimmer

because of the diamond you hold

when your heart is immersed

in this blissful love

you can easily endure

any bitter face around

in the absence of malice

there is nothing but

happiness and good times

don’t dwell in sorrow my friend

- Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi


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