Robert L. Peters

15 February 2011

Rumi Tuesday…

Inspired words from the great Rumi
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Balkhī, جلالالدین محمد بلخى

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Love is the Water of Life.

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I am your moon and your moonlight too
I am your flower garden and your water too
I have come all this way, eager for you
Without shoes or shawl
I want you to laugh
To kill all your worries
To love you
To nourish you.

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Speak a new language
so that the world
will be a new world.

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You were born with wings.
Why prefer to crawl through life?

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Every object, every being,
is a jar full of delight.

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The way you make love
is the way God will be with you.

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Only from the heart
Can you touch the sky.

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The moon has become a dancer
at this festival of love.

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They will ask you
what you have produced.
Say to them,
except for Love,
what else can a Lover produce?

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I am bewildered by the magnificence of your beauty and wish
to see you with a hundred eyes.

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Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river.

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

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I was you
and never knew it.

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