POEMS: “Look at love” by Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi


“Look at love”

Look at love
how it tangles
with the one fallen in love

look at spirit
how it fuses with earth
giving it new life
why are you so busy
with this or that or good or bad
pay attention to how things blend

why talk about all
the known and the unknown
see how the unknown merges into the known

why think separately
of this life and the next
when one is born from the last

look at your heart and tongue
one feels but deaf and dumb
the other speaks in words and signs

look at water and fire
earth and wind
enemies and friends all at once

the wolf and the lamb
the lion and the deer
far away yet together

look at the unity of this
spring and winter
manifested in the equinox

you too must mingle my friends
since the earth and the sky
are mingled just for you and me

be like sugarcane
sweet yet silent
don’t get mixed up with bitter words

my beloved grows right out of my own heart
how much more union can there be

by Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

English version by Nader Khalili
Original Language Persian/Farsi & Turkish

rom Rumi: Fountain of Fire, Translated by Nader Khalili

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Fantastic words of pure bliss and every stanza oozed with authentic reality by none other our soulful Rumi. So true when nature is at peace why are we at loggerheads with each other. Wonderful poem, Amira.

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    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful words dear Kamal! I can see how Rumi inspires poetry in every word you speak 🙂 ❤

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      1. Yes and I totally love his work. It is his Soul talking. Welcome dear Amira.

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    1. Thank you so much Ann 🙂 ❤

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  2. Great post 😁

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    1. Thank you so much dear friend! I am glad to hear you enjoyed it 🙂


      1. No problem 🙂 check out my blog when you get the chance 😁

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