I Love The Poetry Of Rumi

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    What I had thought of before

    as God, I met today in a human being. ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    Jan 27

    Love is not an emotion,

    it is your very existence. - Rumi
    enigmaticflower enigmaticflower
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2015

    My heart, sit only with those who know

    and understand you. Sit only under a tree that is full of blossoms. In the bazaar of herbs and potions don't wander aimlessly find the shop with a potion that is sweet If you don't have a measure people will rob you in no time. You will take counterfeit coins thinking they are...
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jan 20

    When you give a noble falcon to a fussy old

    woman who knows nothing of falconry, she will clip its wings short, *for its own good...* ME: Are you allowing others to clip your wings short?
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    Jan 19

    Whenever you are alone,

    remind yourself that Allah has sent everyone else away so that there is only you and Him. ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Feb 7

    “My sweet Heart, You have aroused my passion,

    Your touch has filled me with desire, I am no longer separate from you, These are precious moments, I beseech you, don’t let me wait, Let Me Merge With You.” ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Nov 9, 2015

    I'm so tiny, how can this great love be inside

    me? Look at your eyes, they're small, but they see enormous things.
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    1 Response Feb 21

    Neither I am me, nor you are you,

    nor you are me. Also, I am me, you are you and you are me. We have become one in such a way, That I am confused whether I am you, or you are me. ~ Rumi (SS)
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Feb 7

    The memory of you makes my heart pound

    and my eyes cry tears of blood until, again I am calm at the sound of Your name. ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    1 Response Sep 7, 2015
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    Nov 11, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 3, 2015

    I want to be where your bare foot walks,

    because maybe before you step, you’ll look at the ground. I want that blessing. I open and fill with love and other objects evaporate. All the learning in books stays put on the shelf. Poetry, the dear words and images of song, comes down over me like mountain water. ~Rumi
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    Feb 1

    I choose to love you in silence,

    for in silence I find no rejection. I choose to love you in loneliness, for in loneliness no one owns you but me. I choose to adore you from a distance, for distance will shield me from pain. I choose to kiss you in the wind, for the wind is gentler than my lips. I choose to...
    araishere araishere
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 13

    This is how I would die into the love I have

    for you. As pieces of clouds dissolve into sunlight.~ Rumi
    araishere araishere
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 16

    There is one thing in this world you must never

    forget to do. If you forget everything else and not this, there’s nothing to worry about, but if you remember everything else and forget this, then you will have done nothing in your life. It’s as if a king has sent you to some country to do a task, and you perform a...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    Sep 26, 2015

    Let go of your worries and be completely

    clear-hearted, like the face of a mirror that contains no images. If you want a clear mirror, behold yourself and see the shameless truth, which the mirror reflects. If metal can be polished to a mirror-like finish, what polishing might the mirror of the heart require...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    Nov 15, 2015

    Debauchery spreads plague in all directions.

    Masnavi - ye Ma'navi Book I
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Jan 27

    Your grief for what you've lost lifts a

    mirror up to where you're bravely working. Expecting the worst, you look, and instead, here's the joyful face you've been wanting to see. Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 13

    You came suddenly shook me from my sleep

    and vanished. In my heart you rose like the moon but as I glanced at you, you disappeared. Having had a glimpse of Your garden, I have no more the patience to endure my existence. One sip of Your intoxicating wine has left me lovesick and full of longing. Can a house stand when...
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2015

    I ask a flower, "How is it you are

    so wise so young?" "With the first morning wind and first dew, I lost my innocence." I follow the one who showed me the way. I extend one way up, and with the other I touch the ground. A great branch leans down from the sky. How long will I keep talking of up and down? This is...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 14, 2015

    You are a lover of your own experience,

    not of me... You turn to me to feel your own emotion. ~ Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    Feb 7

    Although I may try to describe love,

    when I experience it, I am speechless. ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    1 Response Mar 23

    What hurts you, blesses you.

    Darkness is your candle. -Rumi-
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29
    26-30, F
    Apr 13

    Do you think that I know what I'm doing?

    That for one breath or half-breath I belong to myself? As much as a pen knows what it is writing, or the ball can guess where it's going next. :-)
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Feb 2

    Rumi

    There is a quote that was written over 800yrs ago and yet it still resonates today "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I will meet you there." I wonder about that field. I wonder about its beauty. Its unprejudiced nature. All my idea's might not...
    baconrind baconrind
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 11, 2013

    Not Christian or Jew

    or Muslim, not Hindu Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion or cultural system. I am not from the East or the West, not out of the ocean or up from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not composed of elements at all. I do not exist, am not an entity in this world or in...
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Dec 17, 2015

    A night full of talking

    that hurts, my worst held back secrets. Everything has to do with loving and not loving. This night will pass. Then we have work to do. ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jan 22

    If Love withholds its Strengthening Care,

    the Lover is left like a bird without wings. ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Oct 30, 2015

    "All religions, all this singing,

    one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity. The Sun's light looks a little different on this wall than it does on that wall, and a lot different on this other one, but it's still One Light." ~Rumi.
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2015

    Wisdom is like the rain.

    It's supply is unlimited, but it comes down according to what the occasion requires - in winter and spring, in summer and autumn, always in due measure, more or less, but the source of that rain is the oceans itself, which has no limits. ~Rumi (The discourses of Rumi, It is...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 20, 2015
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2015

    Water says to the dirty,

    'Come.' but the dirty one says, 'I'm so ashamed.' Water says, 'But how will you become clean without me?' ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2015

    The cure for pain is in the pain,

    good and bad are mixed. If you don't have both, you don't belong with us. -rumi-
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29
    26-30, F
    Apr 11

    Don't be absorbed with the waterwheel's motion.

    Turn your head and gaze at the river. You say, "But I'm looking there already." There are several signs in eyes that see all the way to the ocean. Bewilderment is one. Those who study foam and flotsam near the edge have purposes, and they'll explain them at length! Those...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 28

    Never lose hope, my dear heart,

    miracles dwell in the invisible. ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    1 Response Mar 22

    The Churn The forms and the creatures have a

    purpose. God said, I was a Hidden Treasure, and I desired to be known. Manifestation contains that Desire to be known. Like a deep truth inside a lie, like the taste of butter in buttermilk, that's how Spirit is held in form. For a long time butter stays invisibly present in...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 13

    "You think you are alive

    because you breathe air? Shame on you, because you are alive in such a limited way.. Don't be without LOVE so you won't feel dead. Die in LOVE and stay alive forever." -Rumi- there's always a way to become immortal.. life is not moments of you breathing, but also moments of...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i
    70+, M
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2015

    If no one recognizes you,

    I do because you are my life and soul. ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

    Dear Soul, Love alone cuts arguments short,

    for it alone comes to the rescue when you cry for help against disputes. Eloquence is dumbfounded by Love: it dares not wrangle, for the lover fears that, if he answers back, the pearl of inner experience might fall out of his mouth. ~ Rumi MATHNAWI V, 3240-41
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2015

    Today, like every other day,

    we wake up empty and frightened. Don't open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    Oct 8, 2015

    Study me as much as you like,

    for I differ a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes, see me as I see myself. Because I have chosen to dwell in a place you can't see- rumi-
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 14

    I was dead, then alive.

    Weeping, then laughing. The power of love came into me and I became fierce like a lion, then tender like the evening star... Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    I am still raw, and at the same time well cooked

    and burned to a crisp. No one can tell if I'm laughing or weeping. I wonder myself how I can be separated and yet in union. ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Jan 25

    The Same Language To speak the same language

    Is kinship and affinity, Yet a person stuck with those He can't confide in Is trapped like a prisoner Enchained by lack of understanding. It is, indeed, ironic: There are many people From India and Turkey Who speak the same language, While there are countless Turks...
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015

    Your thinking is like a camel driver,

    And you are the camel: it drives you in every direction under its bitter control. MATHNAWI 1, 2497
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jan 26

    Pale sunlight, pale wall.

    Love moves away. The light changes. I need more grace than I thought. ~ Rumi
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jan 17
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