Sunday, 19 February 2012

Heart, stop hunting and step into this net.... ~ Rumi

Rest your cheek, for a moment,
on this drunken cheek.

Let me forget the war 
and cruelty inside myself.

I hold these silver coins in my hand;
give me Your wine of golden light.

You have opened the seven doors of heaven;
now lay Your hand generously on my tightened heart.

All I have to offer is this illusion, my self.
Give it a nickname at least that is real.

Only you can restore what You have broken;
help my broken head.

Im not asking for some sweet pistachio candy,
but Your everlasting love.

Fifty times I've said,
"Heart, stop hunting and step into this net."

~ Rumi
Ghazal (Ode) 2422,
from the Divan-e Shams
Kabir Helminski
"Love is a Stranger"
Threshold Books, 1993

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