Favorite Fragments of Rumi Poetry

Rumi — everyone’s favorite Per­sian mys­tic poet.  Here are some of the frag­ments I find most spir­i­tu­al­ly inspir­ing:

 

In your light I learn how to love.
In your beau­ty, how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest,rumi
where no one sees you,
but some­times I do,
and that sight becomes this art.

I swear, since see­ing Your face,
the whole world is fraud and fan­ta­sy
The gar­den is bewil­dered as to what is leaf
or blos­som. The dis­tract­ed birds
can’t dis­tin­guish the bird­seed from the snare.

A house of love with no lim­its,
a pres­ence more beau­ti­ful than Venus or the moon,
a beau­ty whose image fills the mir­ror of the heart.

Inside the Great Mys­tery that is,
we don’t real­ly own any­thing.
What is this com­pe­ti­tion we feel then,
before we go, one at a time, through the same gate?

Love is the cure,
for your pain will keep giv­ing birth to more pain
until your eyes con­stant­ly exhale love
as effort­less­ly as your body yields its scent.

 

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About Aaron Bynen

Aaron is a health conscious individual living in the Pacific Northwest.

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