From Existence to Nothingness (5/30/2021)

From Existence to Nothingness (5/30/2021)

I have twisted and wriggled like a snake

because of someone’s charms.

I have been curled up like the hair of the Beloved.

By God, I don’t know what kind of twist that is.

All I know is that suffering annihilates me,

carrying me from existence to Nothingness.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai #2, page 318.

A Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translation (pub. 11/2021), Rubai 673, vol. 2.

Your Only Dress can be the Light of the Heart (5/23/2021)

Your Only Dress Can Be the Light of the Heart (5/23/2021)

You are such a moon that You don’t fit in the sky.

You are such water that You cannot be contained in a river.

 

You are such a pearl that You exceed the oceans.

You are such a mountain that You cannot fit in any valley. Continue reading “Your Only Dress can be the Light of the Heart (5/23/2021)”

I Am Your Remedy (5/2/2021)

I Am Your Remedy (5/2/2021)

Endure your pain quietly. I am your remedy.

Don’t look at anyone except Me,

because I am your true friend.

Even if I kill you, don’t say, “I have been killed.”

Instead, be grateful,

because I am the compensation for your life.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai #3, page 307

A Rubaiyat of Rumi/The Ergin Translation (Nov. 2021), Rubai 654