Friday, 27 May 2011

O nightingale..........! by Rumi

O nightingale, 
with your voice of dark honey!
Go on lamenting!

Only your drunken ecstasy
can pierce the rock's hard heart!

Surrender yourself,
and if you cannot be welcomes by the Friend,
Know that you are rebelling inwardly like a thread
That doesn't want to go through the needle's eye!

The awakened heart is a lamp;
protect it by the him of your robe!

Hurry and get out of this wind,
for the weather is bad.

And when you've left this storm,
you will come to a fountain;
You'll find a Friend there
who will always nourish your soul.

And with your soul always green,
you'll grow into a tall tree
Flowering always with sweet light-fruit,
whose growth is interior.

~ Rumi

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