Rumi's Poetry

View previous topic View next topic Go down

default Rumi's Poetry

Post by Riana on Fri May 25, 2012 12:24 pm

I'm a big fan of Rumi's poetry and I thought I'd share some here from time to time =)
Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.

You worry too much

Oh soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul.
You are the security,
the shelter of the spirit of Lovers.
Oh the sultan of sultans,
of any other king,
why do you worry?
Be silent, like a fish,
and go into that pleasant sea.
You are in deep waters now,
of lifeís blazing fire.
Why do you worry?
avatar
Riana

Posts : 538
Join date : 2012-05-24
Age : 26
Location : Belgium

View user profile

Back to top Go down

default Re: Rumi's Poetry

Post by Alethia on Fri May 25, 2012 6:05 pm

I love Rumi..
perfect choice today...I love this one!
avatar
Alethia

Posts : 5765
Join date : 2009-10-20
Location : all around the universe

View user profile

Back to top Go down

default Re: Rumi's Poetry

Post by Riana on Sat May 26, 2012 10:33 am

Thanks Alethia! =)

Here's another one I really like:

Only Breath

Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu
Buddhist, sufi, or zen. Not any religion
or cultural system. I am not from the East
or the West, not out of the ocean or up
from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not
composed of elements at all. I do not exist,
am not an entity in this world or in the next,
did not descend from Adam and Eve or any
origin story. My place is placeless, a trace
of the traceless. Neither body or soul.

I belong to the beloved, have seen the two
worlds as one and that one call to and know,
first, last, outer, inner, only that
breath breathing human being.
avatar
Riana

Posts : 538
Join date : 2012-05-24
Age : 26
Location : Belgium

View user profile

Back to top Go down

default Re: Rumi's Poetry

Post by tezorian on Sat May 26, 2012 11:07 am

"I'm nothing and all"

me like this one too.

_________________
Wondering where i am and if i'm really there.
avatar
tezorian
Admin

Posts : 1191
Join date : 2011-07-20
Age : 41
Location : Netherlands

View user profile

Back to top Go down

default Re: Rumi's Poetry

Post by Riana on Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:02 am

if you can't go to sleep
my dear soul
for tonight
what do you think will happen

if you pass your night
and merge it with dawn
for the sake of heart
what do you think will happen

if the entire world
is covered with the blossoms
you have labored to plant
what do you think will happen

if the elixir of life
that has been hidden in the dark
fills the desert and towns
what do you think will happen

if because of
your generosity and love
a few humans find their lives
what do you think will happen

if you pour an entire jar
filled with joyous wine
on the head of those already drunk
what do you think will happen

go my friend
bestow your love
even on your enemies
if you touch their hearts
what do you think will happen

avatar
Riana

Posts : 538
Join date : 2012-05-24
Age : 26
Location : Belgium

View user profile

Back to top Go down

default Re: Rumi's Poetry

Post by mtngrl123 on Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:13 pm

I also love Rumi....he has such an incredible way of capturing what the heart feels.

mtngrl123

Posts : 642
Join date : 2011-06-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

default Re: Rumi's Poetry

Post by mtngrl123 on Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:18 pm

Here is one of my favorites from him:

The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.

Lovers don't finally meet somewhere,
they're in each other all along.

mtngrl123

Posts : 642
Join date : 2011-06-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

default Re: Rumi's Poetry

Post by Riana on Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:43 am

That's beautiful, mtn, and one of my favorites too Smile
Rumi is very good at reminding us that love is divine.

Desire - A lover's passion

A lover knows only humility,
he has no choice.
He steals into your alley at night,
he has no choice.
He longs to kiss every lock of your hair,
don't fret, he has no choice.
In his frenzied love for you,
he longs to break the chains of his imprisonment,
he has no choice.

A lover asked his beloved:
Do you love yourself more than you love me?
Beloved replied: I have died to myself and I live for you.
I've disappeared from myself and my attributes,
I am present only for you.
I've forgotten all my learnings,
but from knowing you I've become a scholar.
I've lost all my strength,
but from your power I am able.
If I love myself...I love you.
If I love you...I love myself.

I am your lover, come to my side,
I will open the gate to your love.
Come settle with me, let us be neighbours to the stars.
You have been hiding so long,
endlessly drifting in the sea of my love.
Even so, you have always been connected to me.
Concealed, revealed, in the unknown, in the un-manifest.
I am life itself.
You have been a prisoner of a little pond,
I am the ocean and its turbulent flood.
Come merge with me, leave this world of ignorance.
Be with me, I will open the gate to your love.

I desire you more than food or drink.
My body, my senses, my mind hunger for your taste.
I can sense your presence in my heart
although you belong to all the world.
I wait with silent passion for one gesture
one glance from you.

avatar
Riana

Posts : 538
Join date : 2012-05-24
Age : 26
Location : Belgium

View user profile

Back to top Go down

default Re: Rumi's Poetry

Post by Riana on Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:01 am

Tonight I am not here.
Donít look for me tonight for I have departed from this world
and gone into the arms of my Beloved.
My soul lives only where he exists.
I have dissolved into him and there is no more of Ďmeí left; I am Him.
All that remains is my body. My heart and my soul are far away from this place you call the Universe Ö
Donít look for me tonight. Tonight I donít exist.



avatar
Riana

Posts : 538
Join date : 2012-05-24
Age : 26
Location : Belgium

View user profile

Back to top Go down

default Re: Rumi's Poetry

Post by Riana on Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:06 am

Into this new love, die
your way begins
on the other side
become the sky
take an axe to the prison wall,
escape
walk out like someone
suddenly born into color
do it now.


avatar
Riana

Posts : 538
Join date : 2012-05-24
Age : 26
Location : Belgium

View user profile

Back to top Go down

default Re: Rumi's Poetry

Post by Riana on Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:36 pm

Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.
avatar
Riana

Posts : 538
Join date : 2012-05-24
Age : 26
Location : Belgium

View user profile

Back to top Go down

default Re: Rumi's Poetry

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum