Become Divine Light (5/14/2023)

Become Divine Light (5/14/2023)

You will be purified from bad habits

by fasting.

You will follow the ascent of the attained ones to the sky

by fasting.

You will be burned like a candle

by the fire of fasting.

Become divine light.

The darkness of a bite makes you a morsel for the ground.

Rubailer (2016), 4ubai 4, page 461.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations, Volume 3, rubai 982.

Is There a Remedy…? (4/16/2023)

Is There a Remedy…? (4/16/2023)

Is there a remedy for this pain?

Will I ever escape from my longing for You?

You said, “Plant the sapling of patience in your heart.

Do not lament and complain about being seized

by the torment of Love.”

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 2, page 260.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations ( 2023), Rubai 526, Volume 2.

I Will Leave You There (1/15/2023)

I Will Leave You There (1/15/2023)

O one who is fond of wealth and possessions and deeds,

you get so excited by these things,

even though they come entirely from your imagination.

You become happy or sad over nothing.

I see that you are in the fire,

I will leave you there to cook and mature.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 2, page 431.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (, Rubai 929, Vol. 2.

Look at Us. See Us. Watch Us. (8/4/2022)

Look at us. See us. Watch us. (9/4/2022)

We are the fire of Love which lights that special candle.

Like a candle, we came to burn the oppressed moth.


We attacked bravely like a drunk,

giving up knowledge and reaching into the to-be-known. Continue reading “Look at Us. See Us. Watch Us. (8/4/2022)”

The Wings of Love (6/5/2022)

The Wings of Love (6/5/2022)

When Love came into my heart,

it couldn’t withstand Love’s fire.

My heart was totally annihilated.

It lost the power of its own bird-like wings

and flew away on the wings of Love.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 1, page 409.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (approx. pub. 10/2022), Rubai 866, 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”