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.

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)”

My Foundation, My Essence (4/2/2023)

O my Crescent of Eid,*

show Yourself, so that Eid sees the real Eid.

O my invisible moon-faced One, show Yourself.

Pull the ear of the moon.


O my existence, my Absence,

O my rage and my contentment, Continue reading “My Foundation, My Essence (4/2/2023)”

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 ( 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)”