Tuesday, 17 January 2012

How long will this unconsciousness go on?..by Rumi

Yesterday at dawn, my Friend said, 
How long will this unconsciousness go on?

You fill yourself with the sharp pain of Love,
rather than its fulfuillment.

I said,
"But I can't get to You!
You are the whole dark night,
and I am a single candle.

My life is upsidedown
because of You!"

The Friend replied,
I am your deepest being.
Quit talking about wanting Me!

I said,
"Then what is this restlessness?"

The Friend,
Does a drop
stay still in the Ocean?

Move with the Entirety,
and with the tiniest particular.

Be the moisture in an oyster
that helps to form one pearl.

~ Rumi 

Ghazal 1022 
Version by Coleman Barks
"Like This,"
Maypop, 1990

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