Where Am I Going? (2/26/2023)

Where Am I Going? (2/26/2023)

You left me nameless like heart and soul.

You made me clap without hands, like joy and pleasure.

I said, “You made me walk out of time and space.

Souls have no place, so where am I going?”

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 1, page 448.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (apprx.pub.fall 2023), Rubai 954, Volume 3.

From Beyond Love (12/25/2022)

From Beyond Love (12/25/2022)

The fragrance of the rose garden and orchard is coming.

The fragrance of that tender-hearted Beloved is coming.


My Beloved has scattered so many pearls

that the sea is now up to my waist. Continue reading “From Beyond Love (12/25/2022)”

Sometimes (11/20/2022)

Sometimes (11/20/2022)

O heart, what did you find in all of your lootings,

in those pillagings where you spread out all of your belongings?

What did you find before you closed the door?


In this ruined building, you still keep making webs with your own saliva

in order to catch flies like the spider of greed. Continue reading “Sometimes (11/20/2022)”