Thursday, 31 May 2012

As soon as you clear your Rumi

The voice of a saviour 
will shortly be heard 
as soon as you 
clear your hearing 

Don't drink now 
this polluted water
the elixir of life
will soon arrive

If you desire grace
lose your selfish self
till you can taste
the sweet essence

In the blackest
of your moments
wait with no fear

Since the water of life
was found by the Beloved
in the darkest caverns

~ Rumi
Ode (Ghazal) 550
Translated by Nader Khalili
Rumi, Fountain of Fire
Burning Gate Press, Los Angeles, 1994.

Art by Yulia Litvinova

1 comment:

  1. And we drink from the hands of love.........