More of My Favorite Rumi Quotes and Poems (1)

Jagangir

Don’t grieve. anything you lose comes around

in another form.The child weaned from mothers milk

now drinks wine and honey mixed.

God’s joy moves from unmarked box to unmarked box,

from cell to cell. As rainwater, down into flowerbed.

As roses up from ground.

Now it looks like a plat of rice and fish, now a cliff covered with vines,

now a horse being saddled

It hides within these,

till one day it cracks them open.

Rabia_al-Adawiyya

If the beloved is everywhere

the lover is a veil,

but when living itself becomes the Friend,

Lovers disappear.

sa1

This

that we are now

created the human body, cell by cell,

like bees building a honeycomb.

The human body and the universe

grew from this, not this

from the universe and the human body.

dervish_DANCE

Keep walking, though there’s no place to get to.

Don’t try to see through the distances,

That’s not for human beings. Move within,

But don’t move the way fear makes you move,

Walk to the well,

Turn as the earth and moon turn,

Circling what they love,

Whatever comes from the center.

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