MYSTIC POEMS: “Inner Wakefulness” by Rumi

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“Inner Wakefulness”

This place is a dream
only a sleeper considers it real
then death comes like dawn
and you wake up laughing
at what you thought
was your grief

A man goes to sleep in the town
where he has always lived
and he dreams
he’s living in another town
in the dream he doesn’t remember
the town he’s sleeping in his bed in
he believes the reality
of the dream town
the world is that kind of sleep

Humankind is being led
along an evolving course,
through this migration
of intelligences
and though we seem
to be sleeping
there is an inner wakefulness,
that directs the dream
and that will eventually
startle us back
to the truth of
who we are.

by Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

English version by Coleman Barks
Original Language Persian/Farsi & Turkish

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Yes absolutely true and we will surely be awakened at the right time to the truth that we are all Eternal Beings living a human experience. Awesome and inspiring poem, Amira.

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    1. Thank you so much Kamal! Yes our dear Rumi always brings through his poems much wisdom and light… 😉 ❤

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