Sunday, March 23, 2014

My Burning Heart

My heart is burning with love. 
All can see this flame. 
My heart is pulsing with passion 
like waves on an ocean. 

My friends have become strangers 
and I'm surrounded by enemies. 
But I'm free as the wind, 
no longer hurt by those who reproach me. 

I'm at home wherever I am 
and in the room of lovers 
I can see with closed eyes 
the beauty that dances. 

Behind the veils, 
intoxicated with love, 
I too dance the rhythm 
of this moving world. 

I have lost my senses 
in my world of lovers.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

I like you calm, as if you were absent

I like you calm, as if you were absent,
and you hear me far-off, and my voice does not touch you.
It seems that your eyelids have taken to flying:
it seems that a kiss has sealed up your mouth.
Since all these things are filled with my spirit,
you come from things, filled with my spirit.
You appear as my soul, as the butterfly’s dreaming,
and you appear as Sadness’s word.
I like you calm, as if you were distant,
you are a moaning, a butterfly’s cooing.
You hear me far-off, my voice does not reach you.
Let me be calmed, then, calmed by your silence.
Let me commune, then, commune with your silence,
clear as a light, and pure as a ring.
You are like night, calmed, constellated.
Your silence is star-like, as distant, as true.
I like you calm, as if you were absent:
distant and saddened, as if you were dead.
One word at that moment, a smile, is sufficient.
And I thrill, then, I thrill: that it cannot be so.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Let us fall in Love

Let us fall in love again
and scatter gold dust all over the world.
Let us become a new spring
and feel the breeze drift in the heavens’ scent.

Let us dress the earth in green,
and like the sap of a young tree
let the grace from within sustain us.

Let us carve gems out of our stony hearts
and let them light our path to Love.

The glance of Love is crystal clear
and we are blessed by its light.

~ Rumi