Not Out There (2/4/2024)

Not Out There (2/4/2024)

Sometimes you get tired of living with His sorrow

and so you reject life.

Sometimes you tell His story with the ache in your heart.

Why are you turning so dizzily around the world?

The One whom you search for

is not out there, but inside of you.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 2, page 471.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations, Rubai 1077, Volume 3 (apprx.pub.spring2024).

On the Way to the Beloved’s Love (1/21/2024)

On the Way to the Beloved’s Love (1/21/2024)

You won’t taste ecstasy as long as you are sober.

You won’t know the soul if you stay in your body.

You will never reach the Truth

if you are not annihilated

like fire and water mixed together

on the way to the Beloved’s Love.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 2, page 450.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (ApprxPubSpring2024), Rubai 1083, Volume 3.

A Heart Full of Pearls (1/14/2024)

A Heart Full of Pearls (1/14/2024)

I have such an aspiration in my head.

Perhaps it is not a human’s head

I am in such a situation

that I am not aware of myself.

 

The Sultan of Love offers thousands of gifts.

All I want is to see His face. Continue reading “A Heart Full of Pearls (1/14/2024)”

In Every Prayer Niche and Alter (12/24/2023)

In Every Prayer Niche and Alter (12/24/2023)

There is a spark and warmth from Your Love

in everyone’s heart.

Your trace, the tears of Your longing

are in every prayer niche and alter.

I need a long night and beautiful moonlight to tell You

about all my troubles and sufferings caused by Love.

Rubailar (2016), Rubai 3, page 432.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (apprx.pubsummer2024), Rubai 1084, Volume 3.

Nothing but Longing (11/12/2023)

Nothing but Longing (11/12/2023)

My life has become nothing but longing.

O Beloved, what beauty, what charm is that?

I don’t clap my hands unless You are the musician.

I don’t drink wine unless You are the cupbearer.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 4, page 490.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (ApprxPubWinter2024), Rubai 1057, Volume 3.

One Day (10/29/2023)

One Day (10/29/2023)

One day, your heart will take you

to the One who has caught your heart.

One day, your soul will take you to the Beloved.

Don’t let go of the hem of the robe of your pain.

One day, your pain will take you to the remedy.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 1, page 494

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (apprx.pub.fall2023), Rubai 1056, Volume 2.

Aren’t You Worth Hundreds of Pearls? (10/15/223)

Aren’t You Worth Hundreds of Pearls? (10/15/2023)

I am the wind. You are a leaf.

When I blow, how could you remain still?

If I give you an order, how could you ignore it?

Since I have thrown a stone and broken your jar,

aren’t you worth hundreds of oceans, hundreds of pearls?

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 4, page 484.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations, Rubai 1036, Volume 3.

Become the Essence of Love (10/1/2023)

Become the Essence of Love (10/1/2023)

If you turn around Saturn,

you become Saturn.

If you turn around a saint, you become a saint.

If you turn around the mine of Truth, you become a ruby.

If you turn around the Beloved,

you become the Essence of Love.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 4, page 481.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, the Ergin Translations (apprx.pub.fall2023), Rubai 1031, Volume 2.

You Have Me in Return (9/24/2023)

You Have Me in Return (9/24/2023)

Is there no music, no merrymaking for this lover

to help him attain his desire, to get his troubles to settle down?

 

In the morning, because of his separation,

he was frightened by daily troubles.

But at night, he found mercy from His moon. Continue reading “You Have Me in Return (9/24/2023)”

If You Were… You Would… (9/10/2023)

If You Were… You Would… (9/10/2023)

If you were out of your self like we are,

if you were also drunk,

you would have already broken the halo around the moon,

ascended the heights of the sky and sat there. Continue reading “If You Were… You Would… (9/10/2023)”