Rumi (3)

Peaceful
is the one
who’s not concerned
with having more or less
Unbound by name and fame
he is free from sorrow
from the world and
mostly from
himself.
…………..

When compassion fills my heart,
free from all desire,
I sit quietly like the earth.
My silent cry echoes like thunder
throughout the universe.
……………

With love you don’t bargain
there, the choice is not yours.
Love is a mirror, it reflects
only your essence,
if you have the courage
to look in its face.
…………

Reason, when you speak
I cannot hear the Wise One.
Even if you are as thin as a hair
still there’s no space for you.
In the flaming Sun
all bright lights are put to shame.
………..

Be certain
in the religion of Love
there are no believers or unbelievers
Love embraces all.
Rumi Whispers of the Beloved
Quatrains Translated from Persian by Azima Melita Kolin and Maryam Mafi

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Author: nehal

Physician by profession, I like to spend my spare time reading literature and philosophy, getting to know different cultures and exploring various forms of creative expressions,..paintings,music, photography, cinema, theatre, sculpture and of course poetry. I usually write in my mother tongue Gujarati and sometimes in Hindi and English. Nehal’s world is at the crossroads of my inner and outer worlds, hope you like the journey…

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