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 Secrets of Our Heart (5/15/2022)

The Secrets of Our Heart (5/15/2022)

One cannot reflect our fire,

nor can one articulate the secrets of our heart.


Our early morning sighs are not confidants with whom we share our troubles,

nor is a friendly soul even to be found to hear those sighs.


We are not the pearl which has been found in the sea,

nor are we a sea which ever rests.


We are not the meaning which comes from words,

nor are we words which can be said.


Language is like a canal for meanings.

But, how could such a sea fit in this canal?


Every piece of the soul’s world makes a new world,

but such a new world could never fit in someone’s mouth.

Divan-i Kebir, Volume 19, ghazal 269, verses 2756-2761, page 121.

Like Roses… Like Gold Mines (12/5/2021)

Like Roses…Like Gold Mines (12/5/2021)

My soul is in the heart of the people who remain always soul.

They are like roses, knowing nothing but kindness.

Everyone has some content.

We are like chips of gold. They are like gold mines.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 3, page 358.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (apprx. pub. 5/2022), Rubai 783, Volume 2.

The End of My Story (10/17/2021)

The End of My Story (10/17/2021)

Once I was a child and followed teachers.

Next, I was content watching the faces of my friends.

But, see what happened at the end of my story:

I came like a cloud and left with the wind.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 2, page 351.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations, (apprx. pub. 5/2022), Rubai 754, Volume 2.

Focus Your Eyes on Absence (7/4/2021)

Focus Your Eyes on Absence (7/4/2021)

You cut me off like an umbilical cord in the name of drunkenness.

Even then, O Cupbearer, why did You leave me?


You create such Love with every breath.

O One who makes everything appear,

why are You not apparent? Continue reading “Focus Your Eyes on Absence (7/4/2021)”

Glory after Glory (4/11/2021)

Glory after Glory (4/11/2021)

If He destroys hundreds like me, that causes no sorrow for Him.

You fall in Love. He doesn’t care.

Your heart is broken. He has many others.


He asks, “Why can’t your eyes see the wine?”

What can they do?

They are always wet in front of Your sun. Continue reading “Glory after Glory (4/11/2021)”

The Light Calling Out (1/3/2021)

The Light Calling Out (1/3/2021)

I don’t know how I became annihilated from that wine.

I don’t know where I am because of the beauty of placelessness.


Once I was at the bottom of the sea.

but then I rose like the sun. Continue reading “The Light Calling Out (1/3/2021)”

Yet, We Still Keep Struggling (5/17/2020)

Yet, We Still Keep Struggling (5/17/2020)

O beauty, you are a beautiful charmer.

Give up acting with such poor appearance, such poor behavior.

If you are content, luck will be a slave and servant for us. Continue reading “Yet, We Still Keep Struggling (5/17/2020)”