Sunday, 12 June 2011

I went on a journey without Rumi

I went on a journey without me
There I found joy without me

The moon that hid, could not see
Cheek to cheek with me, without me

For beloved set my soul free
I was reborn without me

Without spirit drunk are we
Always happy without me

Erase me from memory
I remember, without me

Without me with joy I plea
May I always be without me

Closed all doors, I could not flee
Then I entered without me

His heart enchained, on his knee
I too am chained without me.

By Shams’ cup, drunken me
His cup never stay without me.

~ Rumi

Divan-ı Kebir
International Rumi Mevlevi Association

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