Thursday, February 17, 2011

I Pass By These Walls -- Majnun

I pass by these walls, the walls of Layla
And I kiss this wall and that wall
It’s not Love of the houses that has taken my heart
But of the One who dwells in those houses
- Majnun (for Layla)

Old Sweet Beggar -- Hafiz

Path to the Beloved
Made me such an old sweet beggar.

I was starving until one night
My love tricked the Beloved Himself
To fall into my bowl.

Now Hafiz is infinitely rich,
But all I ever want to do

Is keep emptying out
My emerald filled

This tear stained

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

O Love - Mevlana Rumi

O Love, O pure deep Love, be here, be now,
Be all – worlds dissolve into your
stainless endless radiance,

Frail living leaves burn with your brighter
than cold stares.
Make me your servant, your breath, your core.

- Mevlana Rumi