You are Excused (1/29/2023)

You are Excused (1/29/2023)

O one who wants to experience the world and everything in it,

you are a day laborer.

O one who dreams of heaven, you are far from the Truth.

O one who enjoys both those worlds because of ignorance,

you haven’t tasted the pleasure of His sorrow.

You are excused, and you may leave.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 2, page 438.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (apprx.pub. 7/2023), Rubai 933, volume 3.

Greetings of the Heart (1/22/2023)

Greetings of the Heart (1/22/2023)

In order to hear the greetings of the heart,

I knocked on its door one night.

 

The glitter of that moonlight reflected on the eye and heart of the road.

After that, the brilliance sparkled endlessly. Continue reading “Greetings of the Heart (1/22/2023)”

Heart (12/18/2022)

The Heart (12/18/2022)

My life has passed in the great sweet pain in my heart.

My heart isn’t concerned about that sorrow.

It simply recognizes and accepts it.

 

I was sitting, waiting, until I came to understand what my heart wanted.

Then, I started leaping with joy.

 

My heart had been running away from the circle of religion,

because his place is in the curls of Beauties.

 

I had been turning around the one who spins my heart.

He is the only one who can hear the yells

resulting from my heart’s struggles.

 

At night He took sleep away.

I waited until morning so I could see the heart’s face.

 

My body seemed destroyed,

as if it had dried up from bowing its head in prayer.

But then, I saw the height and stature of the heart.

 

That world is a spark of splendor from the heart’s sun.

This world is a drop from the sea of the heart.

 

Close your lips, because the yells and screams of my heart

are ascending to the sky without lips or tongue.

Divan-i Kebir, Volume 9, Ghazal 74, verses 738-745, page 113.

This Should Be Enough for You (12/11/2022)

This Should Be Enough for You (12/11/2022)

O heart, you and His troubles are here.

This should be enough for you.

When you fall into the troubles of Love,

the soul becomes your slave and servant.

Once you drink a glass of wine from His hand,

you will no longer care about kingdoms and treasures,

even if the cost is a mere single penny.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 2, page 433.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (apprx.pub.7/2023), Rubai 920, volume 2.

Like the Sun (5/1/2022

O cupbearer, take some of the weight off of the drunks.

It’s hard to see anyone of value

who isn’t being crushed by troubles and worries.

 

O rose-faced, cypress-statured Beauty,

come to the rose garden.

You won’t find anything which gives better shade than the cypress. Continue reading “Like the Sun (5/1/2022”

Not Even a Small Part of This Comes from the Sky (11/21/2021)

Not Even a Small Part of This Comes from the Sky (11/21/2021)

Is there a lip from which the smell of soul isn’t coming right now?

Is there a particle of the heart in which a trace of Him doesn’t reside?

 

If there are no provisions coming from that famous table,

why is every particle chewing cud like a camel? Continue reading “Not Even a Small Part of This Comes from the Sky (11/21/2021)”