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Rumi poem

Posted by rob333 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 17, 11 at 9:15

I can't sleep and it bothers me. But it's from medication that is temporary, so I am trying to embrace the nights. Rumi helps.

Ghazal 947
don't go to sleep
this night
one night is worth
a hundred thousand souls

the night is generous
it can give you
a gift of the full moon
it can bless your soul
with endless treasure

every night when you feel
the world is unjust
never ending grace
descends from the sky
to soothe your souls

the night is not crowded like the day
the night is filled with eternal love
take this night
tight in your arms
as you hold a sweetheart

remember the water of life
is in the dark caverns
don't be like a big fish
stopping the life's flow
by standing in the mouth of a creek

even Mecca is adornedwith black clothes
showing that the heavens
are ready to grace
the human soul

even one prayer
in the Mecca of a night
is like a hundred
no one can claim
sleep can build
a temple like this

during a night
the blessed prophet
broke all the idols and
God remained alone
to give equally to all
an endless love

Translated by Nader Khalili
Rumi, Fountain of Fire
Cal-Earth, September 1994

Here is a link that might be useful: Rumi poetry

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  • Posted by lilod NoCal/8 (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 17, 11 at 9:37

Very nice, Rob, even early in the morning it has a resonance.
hope you will have peaceful nights.

RE: Rumi poem

Isn't Rumi wonderful? He so knew the essence of a "thing" and expressed his thoughts about it beautifully.

RE: Rumi poem

I like that poem and I agree that when you're up in the middle of the night, enjoy the night.

RE: Rumi poem

Good poem - thank you!

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