Monday, March 26, 2007

There's a Rumi Goin' Round

A MyBlogLog friend reminded me of Rumi. Then I realized since it's the year of Rumi (there's a Rumi goin' round) I really should post a poem of Rumi's once a month at least. I missed February, so maybe I'll put up two before the end of the month. Anyway, here's one:


Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love.
By my passion of love for Love
I have ground sweet as sugar.
O furious Wind, I am only a straw before you;
How could I know where I will be blown next?
Whoever claims to have made a pact with Destiny
Reveals himself a liar and a fool;
What is any of us but a straw in a storm?
How could anyone make a pact with a hurricane?
God is working everywhere his massive Resurrection;
How can we pretend to act on our own?
In the hand of Love I am like a cat in a sack;
Sometimes Love hoists me into the air,
Sometimes Love flings me into the air,
Love swings me round and round His head;
I have no peace, in this world or any other.
The lovers of God have fallen in a furious river;
They have surrendered themselves to Love's commands.
Like mill wheels they turn, day and night, day and night,
Constantly turning and turning, and crying out.

Translated by Andrew Harvey

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1 comment:

S. Camille said...

That's awesome Larry. More Rumi!!!!

Thank you for the link,


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