Mystical poems: “Be silent” by Rumi

 

You are the only faithful student you have.
All the others leave eventually.

Have you been making yourself shallow
with making others eminent?

Just remember, when you’re in union,
you don’t have to fear
that you’ll be drained.

The command comes to speak,
and you feel the ocean
moving through you.

Then comes, Be silent,
as when the rain stops,
and the trees in the orchard
begin to draw moisture
up into themselves.


—Rumi
Mathnawi, V, 3195-3219)
Coleman Barks version

8 Comments Add yours

  1. inaloveworld says:

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful lines!
    ❤ 🔆 🙏

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    1. Thank you so much Manuela for your visit and beautiful comment! 🙂 ❤

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      1. inaloveworld says:

        You are more than welcome!
        ❤ 🔆 🙏

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  2. Splendid poem by Rumi and the picture is so beautiful. Lovely post, Amira.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! 🙂 ❤

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      1. Welcome dear Amira ♥️♥️♥️♥️

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  3. LindaP says:

    Love this! Bless you today Amira!

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    1. Thank you Linda! And many blessings back to you as well! Much love ❤

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