Friday, 8 June 2012

And yet not find you around ~ Rumi

Sweetheart i see myself 
very close to you 
like earth 

I welcome 
your every step 

Is it fair to call you
my entire world

And yet not
find you around

~ Rumi
Translation by Nader Khalili
Rumi, Dancing the Flame
Cal-Earth Press, 2001
Art by Amanda Barcon


  1. We are bound together.
    I am the ground
    You are the step.

    How unfair is this Love!
    I can see Your world
    but You, I cannot.

    ~ Rumi
    Translation by Azima Melita Kolin
    and Maryam Mafi
    Rumi: Whispers of the Beloved
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1999

  2. Friend, our closeness is this:
    Anywhere you put your foot, feel me
    in the firmness under you.

    How is it with this love,
    I see your world and not you?

    ~ Rumi
    Version by Coleman Barks
    Open Secret
    Threshold Books, 1984