POEMS: “Be foolishly in love” by Rumi


“Be foolishly in love”

A spirit that lives in this world
and does not wear the shirt of love,
such an existence is a deep disgrace.
Be foolishly in love,
because love is all there is.

There is no way into presence
except through a love exchange.
If someone asks, But what is love?
answer, Dissolving the will.

True freedom comes to those
who have escaped the questions
of freewill and fate.
Love is an emperor.
The two worlds play across him.
He barely notices their tumbling game.

Love and lover live in eternity.
Other desires are substitutes
for that way of being.
How long do you lay embracing a corpse?
Love rather the soul, which cannot be held.

Anything born in spring dies in the fall,
but love is not seasonal.
With wine pressed from grapes,
expect a hangover.
But this love path has no expectations.

You are uneasy riding the body?
Dismount. Travel lighter.
Wings will be given.
Be clear like a mirror
reflecting nothing.

Be clean of pictures and the worry
that comes with images.
Gaze into what is not ashamed
or afraid of any truth.
Contain all human faces in your own
without any judgment of them.

Be pure emptiness.
What is inside that? you ask.
Silence is all I can say.
Lovers have some secrets
That they keep.


13 Comments Add yours

  1. And that is Rumi who is foolishly in love with his God and the beauty of his words are so very inspiring on all of us who aspire to know our God in his true pure divinity. Lovely Amira.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal for your beautiful words as we share our appreciation for this enlightened poet! ❤

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  2. Working on my judgment this morning, so this was timely. 😉❤️🦋🌀

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    1. Oh that’s a good one that requires ongoing monitoring… it’s constant task, but awareness is always the first step right? ❤

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      1. Yes. We don’t watch TV, but we happened to see the first bit of the Grammy’s last night (at a restaurant), and I saw too many things that triggered me! Ugh! On to happier thoughts today! ❤️🦋🌀

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        1. I hear you! I also watched a part of the Golden globe awards (not my choice) and it did the same for me! The flue vaccines given to the audience was one of them!

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          1. Wow!!! They gave vaccines DURING the show?!? Unbelievable!

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          2. Yep! Here is a link but best to not even go there, https://thevaccinereaction.org/2019/01/golden-globes-bizarre-flu-shot-shtick-backfires/
            don’t get triggered Sheila, is not worth it. At least people are aware and can see right through this action, as you can see by their comments, which was very comforting to see! People are waking up!!!

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          3. Thank you, Amira. I won’t go there tonight, but maybe in a day or two. It’s enough to know you read the comments and people are waking up! Thank you for telling me that!!!

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          4. That’s right, no need to go there…We no longer need to waste our time on their trivia. It’s good enough to see people no longer want to play their game. 🙂

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  3. LindaP says:

    Beautiful poem!

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