A Secret Rose Garden (7/16/17)
He is a secret rose garden which bushes are concealing.
He appears in hundreds of different shapes, but He is the only one.
He is a coastless ocean that covers everything.
One wave from this ocean becomes hundreds of waves in every soul.
Rubailer, Page 352, Rubai #3
“Let Me Tell You Something” (6/25/17)
For my Beloved, it is to break hearts.
For me, God’s grace has given me Love.
What beautiful sustenance is this? Continue reading
Union and Separation (9/11/16)
There is nothing remaining in my ears except 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 remember its past.
Rubailer, Page 164, Rubai #2
“God Knows Best” (3/5/17)
I became the confidant of the One who set out to search.
I became a friend of the One who settled down in the land of Glory.
I saw a dome beyond the six dimensions.
I turned into the floor, the dirt of that dome. Continue reading
The Hidden Treasure (1/29/17)
We are the hidden treasure of this muddy world.
We are the owner of the land of Eternity.
Once we pass through the darkness of this mud,
We are Hizir* and the Fountain of Life.
*Legendary Godsend who attained immortality by drinking from the water of life; comes to aid in a critical moment.
Rubailer, Page 301, Rubai #2
You Are the Only One (12/12/16)
You are the only one with us from the beginning of the beginning, O Love.
Tell us the secrets one by one; You are in the same house as we are. Continue reading
The Water…Becomes the Rose (11/13/16)
When You became the Sun, the light of that universe,
You rose to a dead planet.
You became life. Continue reading
The Soul of Truth (10/16/16)
O One who changes the soul moment by moment into different shapes inside of the body!
O One who is closer to me than my thought of these subtle points! Continue reading
Yet, Love Lasts Forever (9/23/16)
Life is short. Breaths are numbered. Yet, Love lasts forever.
We stretched our legs and laid down under the shade of the heart,
Watching the plain of Love extending in front of us.
Who cares if there are hundreds of days of resurrection on that plain?
Rubailer, Page 241, Rubai #3
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
It Is Worth It Today (9/4/16)
It has been like an entire life for us to have seen Your face since early dawn.
Today, Your beautiful face has become even more beautiful.
How nicely You catch our heart. Continue reading
Exaltation and Instigation (7/24/16)
I catch Your fragrance from the tall symmetry of the cypress.
I almost see the color of Your face in the moon.
Every sugarcane comes to Your temple to wear the belt of service.
Every bit of sugar comes to be a servant in Your halva. Continue reading
Look at This Bright Soul (6/26/16)
Make sure of this creed:
The Way of Lovers is the road that lovers walk,
A way entirely opposite of others.
Even their ostentations, their lies are better than other’s truths, kindnesses and favors. Continue reading
A Pearl Inside of Me (6/12/16)
Hodja, greetings to you.
I want to start a journey.
I have found a passage, a road on the roof of the sky. Continue reading
Invitation to a Secret Feast (4/10/16)
It is customary for Love to eat faith like a meal.
Love doesn’t go after bread or the worries of life;
Its table is set beyond day and night.
So what is fasting? An invitation to a secret feast.
Rubailer, Page 335, Rubai #2
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
You Are Sober Today (3/13/16)
When you fall in Love, you become crazy-insane;
You become tied to the chain of saints.
Today you are deprived of that chain,
Because you are immersed in life; you are sober today.
Rubailer, Rubai #1, Page 396
No Joy or Happiness without Love (2/14/16)
There would be no joy or happiness without Love,
No beauty, no harmony in existence.
If hundreds of raindrops fell from the clouds to the sea,
Not even one would conceive a pearl without Love.
Rubailer, Rubai #3, Page 156
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
“Are You Ashamed of My Love?” (1/31/16)
If I suffer through His love silently, He gets bored.
If I open my heart, jealous people fight with me.
If I protect the glass of my heart,
He says, “Are you ashamed of My love?”
Rubailer, Rubai #4, Page 205
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
Dive for the Pearls (1/10/16)
O stone-hearted one, turn the soul into a sea full of pearls.
O, the hair of the Beloved looks like night;
Create dawn in the middle of the night. 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
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
That Beautiful Sea of Heart (11-8-15)
Understand this well:
The work of the mind belongs in the basement.
Even if the mind becomes Plato in knowledge,
It still remains outside of the palace.
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