No Belief, No Heresy Remains (10/23/16)
I have been dissolved like salt in the sea of purity.
Neither faith nor doubt remains in me.
No belief, no heresy remains.
A shining star has appeared in my heart,
and the seven layers of the sky have disappeared into that star.
Rubailer, Page 265, Rubai #1
“And We Will Go That Way” (10/2/16)
Rise, O lovers. Let us all ascend to the sky.
We have seen this earth. Let us see the other one.
No, no. Both gardens are beautiful and nice.
Let us give up both of them and go to the Gardener.
Water Is Never Afraid of the Fire (9/18/16)
Love has ruined my heart.
It is about time for the Sun to shine on my broken heart.
That Sultan prayed for me, then He accepted His own prayer.
When I heard that, I became so ashamed that I lost all control and fell to the ground. Continue reading
“You Can’t Reach Union” (7/31/16)
I am a slave and servant of that Beloved who is not bored, not disgusted.
I have nothing to do with the others.
“You are dreaming. You cannot reach Union,” they say.
But, nothing reflects on the surface of muddy water.
Rubailer, Page 218, Rubai #3
I Give Everything (7/10/16)
Do not be ashamed, O hopeless lover.
Come and be a person who can see things along with their Essence.
Do not be the one who looks at everything, but never sees Essence. Continue reading
The Alchemy of Non-being (7/3/16)
What could a scorpion do to one who drinks Your sherbet?
How could poison affect me when I have reached Your sugar lips?
You are the alchemy of Non-being.
How lucky is that man who is maturing in Your fire.
Rubailer, Page 210, Rubai #2
Everything, Everyone Seems to Exist (5/22/16)
The world is charmed by His attributes.
Everything, everyone seems to exist.
But, they are all annihilated in front of Him,
And only the one who can lift the curtain of mortality
May reach His Essence behind His attributes.
Rubailer, Page 200, Rubai #2
“…Then, You Will Become Immortal” (4/24/16)
Although you are a slave behind this curtain,
Once you get out, you will be a Sultan.
Love’s water, the Fountain of Life, says,
“Die here. Then, you will become immortal.”
Rubailer, Page 393, Rubai #2
Watch the Endless Heart (4/17/16)
You color yourself with the color of the community.
Taste the pleasure of the soul: Come to the neighborhood of our tavern
And watch the ones who drink heavy wine. Continue reading
Do You Know What Love Is? (4/3/16)
O sword of time, pull out from the sheath of space.
Dive into the sea like a fish.
Swim this endless sea of meanings. Continue reading
Love Murmurs (3/27/16)
There is nothing remaining in my ears but Love’s murmur.
There is nothing remaining in my soul – no reason, no thought – only the sweetness of Eternity.
The colorless brush of Love has mixed all colors;
Now, it can’t even remember its past.
Rubailer, Rubai #2, Page 164
Thanks Are Getting Longer (3/20/16)
Even though You wear course woolen stuff, You are the King of Kings.
Even though You are hidden from eyes,
You are the fire in the soul, the remembrance in the heart. Continue reading
How Could Stumpy-Tailed Words… (3/6/16)
Wake up from sleep. Jump.
Look: A brand new morning is coming, dancing and tapping his feet, asking for friends.
The brand new morning is coming from the sky. Continue reading
Come to Us from Us (2/28/16)
Unless your soul has been intimate with this door for a long time,
Unless your heart has been filled with the pain and sorrows of Love,
You will never find a road to us from your self.
You should give up your self and come to us from us.
Rubailer, Rubai #2, Page 163
“Be Like Me” (2/21/16)
A moth plunging into the fire told me, “Do the same.”
He was burning, fluttering his wings and telling me,
“Be like me.” Continue reading
This Is a Gift for You (2-7-16)
You are hiding your heart from me, pretending you don’t know anything about it.
You are mixing up words and all the letters of the alphabet as if you don’t know how to write. Continue reading
i Am Out of My Self (1-24-16)
I want to boil the kettle of the soul, spread bloody foam.
I want to say the words of the two universes in one breath, in one effort. Continue reading
The Flames of Your Heart (12/20/15)
You are nothing but wet kindling
Until you are cooked in the flames of your heart.
Unless you rid yourself of the body’s cloak,
The flames of Love cannot be your mentor.
Ergin, Rubailar, Verse #3, Page 419
Someone Is Hidden Here (12/13/15)
Someone is hidden here, holding my skirt.
He bends backward and grabs my hair, keeps pulling me.
Love Whispers (11/15/15)
Love says, “I will give hundreds, thousands of lives
To the one who gives his life to me.”
Listen to what Love whispers in your ears;
He is pulling you next to Him by pulling on them.
Ergin, Rubailar, Verse #3, Page 220
This Is Expected (11/1/15)
The mind is a road block on the journey, O son.
The road is wide open; untie this bond, tear it, O son.
I don’t have any friend besides Love.
Love was with me before I came into this world, and It is with me still.
Soul yells, “O lazy one on Love’s way,
Come on, hurry up, reach me.”
Ergin, Rubailer, V. 1, Page 17
We Would Be Annihilated (10/18/15)
Your kindness comes after sorrow, every time, every moment.
Otherwise, no one could withstand this suffering.
You Are Still Alive (10/11/15)
You are satisfied, but I haven’t had enough of this drink.
I am annihilated, but you are still alive.
The millstone turns and cries quietly
As long as water flows through the canal.
Ergin, Rubailer, V. 1, Page 432
Conversation with the Beloved (10/4/15)
O torch for night passengers!
O chain for crazy lovers!
O direction of prayer for everyone!
O my Caravan Master!
On the Journey to Love (9/27/15)
O One who has become an admonition to my eyes!
The eyes of all the ones who came before or will come after
Have never seen a Love like this.
Don’t Ask For Reason (9/20/15)
At night, I turned around the city like wind, running like water
How can sleep overcome the one who walks around the city in darkness?
The mind is the one who wants to have everything in order.
Don’t ask for reason or manners from the drunk.
Ergin, Rubailer, V.98, p. 197