Category Rumi

Love is reckless; not reason.

Love comes on strong,consuming herself, unabashed.Yet, in the midst of suffering,Love proceeds like a millstone,hard surfaced and straightforward.Having died of self-interest,she risks everything and asks for nothing.Love gambles away every gift God bestows.Without cause God gave us Being;without cause, give…

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Man is surely like a lute, no more and no less;For if, for instance, the belly of the lute becomes full, nolament high or low will arise from that full lute.If your brain and belly are on fire through fasting,…

When I die

is being taken outyou must never thinki am missing this worlddon’t shed any tearsdon’t lament orfeel sorryi’m not fallinginto a monster’s abysswhen you seemy corpse is being carrieddon’t cry for my leavingi’m not leavingi’m arriving at eternal lovewhen you leave…

O lovers, lovers it is time

I hear a drum in my soul’s earcoming from the depths of the stars.Our camel driver is at work;the caravan is being readied.He asks that we forgive himfor the disturbance he has caused us,He asks why we travelers are asleep.Everywhere…