Category Archives: quatrain (rubai)

Gamble with Your Life (4/23/17)

Gamble with Your Life (4/23/17)

Gamble with your life. Take every chance you can.

You can’t reach His union by talking.

They don’t serve milk to drunks by the glass of Sharia.*

In the place where wine is served, they pour it only to those

who have undressed from the “self.”

Not even a drop is given to those who worship themselves.

                                                   *Sharia – Moral code and religious law associated with Islam.

                                                  Rubailer, Page 161, Rubai #4

My Real Being (4/9/17)

My Real Being (4/9/17)

First, I learned about myself by imitating others.

Although I was aware of my existence, I didn’t comprehend my being.

Because I didn’t see, because I didn’t recognize myself, I was only hearing my name.

When I went out of myself, I saw my real being.

                                                    Rubailer, Page 24, Rubai #4

Our Exuberance (2/12/17)

Our Exuberance (2/12/17)

We keep turning like the sky with the Love of the Moon.

Only God knows our business.

Considering the things that happen in this world,

we wonder how smart people can keep their minds in their heads.

Yet, they wonder about our exuberance.

                                                    Rubailer, Page 35, Rubai #2

The Hidden Treasure (1/29/17)

The Hidden Treasure (1/29/17)

We are the hidden treasure of this muddy world.

We are the owner of the land of Eternity.

Once we pass through the darkness of this mud,

We are Hizir* and the Fountain of Life.

*Legendary Godsend who attained immortality by drinking from the water of life; comes to aid in a critical moment.

                                                     Rubailer, Page 301, Rubai #2