Rumi Poem for Equinox

via poetry-chaikana

 

look at love

by Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi
English version by Nader Khalili

 

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 separately
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

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0 Responses to Rumi Poem for Equinox

  1. Ronald S. Ross says:

    9/23/15

    “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

    When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ― Rumi

    (Fondly) Ronald

    On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 1:10 PM, Exopermaculture wrote:

    > Ann Kreilkamp posted: “via poetry-chaikana look at love by Mevlana > Jelaluddin Rumi English version by Nader Khalili 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 “

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