Like A Candle I Shine, Reflecting The Light By Rumi Balkhi

Like a candle I shine, reflecting the light Turn my fortune so I can shed myself candle-like The promise of the morning breeze, of joining…

You Closed Your Eyes, Meaning It’s Time To Sleep By Rumi Balkhi

You closed your eyes, meaning it’s time to sleep It is not sleep, that upon your enemies heap. You know that a close watch we…

Away Bitterness, Keep My Taste Sweet By Rumi Balkhi

Away bitterness, keep my taste sweet My mouthful of wine, never deplete Unveil and disrobe my morning gown Naked come forth, and the dawn greet….

O God, Give The Players Sweetness And Weal By Rumi Balkhi

O God, give the players sweetness and weal And for the tabbla, give them hands of steel. For their love, they sacrifice every limb Of…

I Am Drunk And You Are Mad By Rumi Balkhi

I am drunk and you are mad Who’ll take us home and make us glad? Said a hundred times, if you had Two or three…

The Burning Orb Of The East By Rumi Balkhi

The burning orb of the East Is our honored guest tonight And the bright moon in this feast With us will rest tonight. Alert, vicious,…

Look At The Caravan, O Guide, All The Camels Are Lined Up Drunk By Rumi Balkhi

Look at the caravan, O guide, all the camels are lined up drunk King drunk, teacher drunk, friend drunk, all else drunk O Gardener, the…

You Who Seek God Apart, Apart, By Rumi Balkhi

You who seek God apart, apart, The thing you seek, thou art, thou art; Why then search for what you have not lost? Searching for…

Beloved Reached Desired Glow By Rumi Balkhi

Beloved reached desired glow And so we say, may it be so All doubts towards faith did grow And so we say, may it be…

O Love, You Brought Forth A Jug By Rumi Balkhi

O Love, you brought forth a jug Filled with the ache that my heart clog I won’t drink this wine, this drug! Drink but for…

I Am Enslaved To Fate By Rumi Balkhi

I am enslaved to fate Other than fate say not a thing Honey is sweet, tastes great Other than great say not a thing Of…

Thou Art My King, Thou Art My King By Rumi Balkhi

Thou art my King, Thou art my King To my heart and soul faith Thou shalt bring With Thy loving breath infuse me with life…

Multi-Layered Existence I Know Not, I Know Not By Rumi Balkhi

Multi-layered existence I know not, I know not The magical artist of time I know not, I know not Hardship, struggle, confusion, I am taught,…

Why Think This Ethereal Thing Is The Soul By Rumi Balkhi

Why think this ethereal thing is the soul And a nugget of gold a treasured goal? In search of gold, digging deep, why? Thinking the…

Come Along, Come Along, The Fields Are A-Flower By Rumi Balkhi

Come along, come along, the fields are a-flower Come along, come along, it’s the lover’s hour. Come along, all at once, every soul and all…

O Pilgrims By Rumi Balkhi

O Pilgrims O Pilgrims, thou art where, thou art where? The Beloved is neigh, come hither, come hither. Thy beloved is thy neighbor, behind the…

I Was Dead, Became Alive By Rumi Balkhi

I was dead, became alive Was tearful, laughingly thrive With love survive, my only drive I have become eternal. My eyes no longer seek Am…

This Day, At The Tavern, With The Drunk We Sit By Rumi Balkhi

This day, at the tavern, with the drunk we sit This day, we let go of piety, prayer and holy writ This day, what can…

Lovers Alas, Lovers Alas By Rumi Balkhi

Lovers alas, lovers alas Whoever sees that faceless face Confusion in him amass Desperation will embrace. For beloved cross every pass Worldly affairs slow their…

With All My Soul I Search And Seek By Rumi Balkhi

With all my soul I search and seek My environ my eyes do trick Where is it gone? Why is it missed? Nowhere to be…

Each Breath Is A Song Of Love By Rumi Balkhi

Each breath is a song of love From left and right, pass us by We’ll return to the world above Such fate no-one can defy….

Open The Door To Yet Another Initiate By Rumi Balkhi

Open the door to yet another initiate Offer some wine, his drunkenness accelerate You had closed the doors to the upper rooms Came the command…

I Knocked On Heart’s Door, For Heart I Crave By Rumi Balkhi

I knocked on heart’s door, for heart I crave Came, “who knocks?” I said, “heart’s slave!” The bright beams of love shone through the door’s…

The Heart That You’ve Lost, Seek From Your Soul By Rumi Balkhi

The heart that you’ve lost, seek from your soul Your life’s serenity seek from your soul Abdicate body’s throne, and put on your soul’s crown…

My Beloved I Once Saw By Rumi Balkhi

My beloved I once saw Around the room pace & dance Plucking the strings in awe Singing in a state of trance Fingers fiery flame…

When We Enter The Excitement Of The Night By Rumi Balkhi

When we enter the excitement of the night We’ll amass gifts from the ocean of the night The night veils the unseen witness from sight…

Everyday I Meditate Upon This, And Every Night I Groan By Rumi Balkhi

Everyday I meditate upon this, and every night I groan Why is my own existence to myself the least known? Whence have I come, why…

Once Again My Beloved Sought Me And Found By Rumi Balkhi

Once again my beloved sought me and found Joyously in the marketplace sought me and found. I hid myself, at my feet that drunken rose,…

I Need A Lover And A Friend By Rumi Balkhi

I need a lover and a friend All friendships you transcend And impotent I remain You are Noah and the Ark You are the light…

Those To Mecca On Pilgrimage By Rumi Balkhi

Those to Mecca on pilgrimage When reached their destined stage Saw a home made out of stone Amidst the desert carnage. In that house they…

My Beloved Came To My Side By Rumi Balkhi

My beloved came to my side Revived the place where I reside I said tonight you are my fellow My temptress, my joy implied. Said,…

Why Think Thus O Men Of Piety By Rumi Balkhi

Why think thus O men of piety I have returned to sobriety I am neither a Moslem nor a Hindu I am not Christian, Zoroastrian,…

For The Love Of God, No Other Love Seek By Rumi Balkhi

For the love of God, no other love seek In the abode of Soul, no other task seek Other than the Beloved, never seek another…

Once More I Seek Audience With My Very Own King By Rumi Balkhi

Once more I seek audience with my very own King Once again joyously I have spread my soul’s wing. Once more fate and fortune will…

I Went On A Journey Without Me By Rumi Balkhi

I went on a journey without me There I found joy without me The moon that hid, could not see Cheek to cheek with me,…

To The Call Of The Tavern Arise, Arise By Rumi Balkhi

To the call of the tavern arise, arise Fear not separation, be wise, be wise A kingly feast is your prize, your prize Intoxicated souls…

My Desert Is Without End, By Rumi Balkhi

My desert is without end, My soul, my heart must rend. The world here out-pictured, In which picture I descend? If on the path you…

Go And Die, Go And Die, By Rumi Balkhi

Go and die, go and die, For this love go and die, When in this love you die You will let spirits fly. Go and…

Separation From Companions Is Unwise By Rumi Balkhi

Separation from companions is unwise Treading the path without light is unwise If the throne and scepter have been your prize Descent from prince to…

In My Work, All My Time, Idly Spend By Rumi Balkhi

In my work, all my time, idly spend I am in love, to the depths of love descend. The lion of thy longing hunted me…

To This World You Have Brought The Fragrance By Rumi Balkhi

To this world you have brought the fragrance Yet perfume you have hidden from appearance A million excitements this aroma belies That you have thrown…

O Heart, When The Secrets Themselves Unveiled By Rumi Balkhi

O heart, when the secrets themselves unveiled No more exerted yourself, nor travailed In your imagination and madness remain Why senses regain, why your mind…

Hail Love, Hail Love, Because Love Is Divine By Rumi Balkhi

Hail Love, hail Love, because Love is divine It is tender, it is beautiful and benign What passion, what passion, we are burning like the…

Take Heed, Take Heed, Take Heed, By Rumi Balkhi

Take heed, take heed, take heed, Two or three crooks are on the loose Thoughtfully in deception they succeed Even the moon they will abuse….

In Such Revealing Nights I Swoon By Rumi Balkhi

In such revealing nights I swoon Others crescent is my full moon The night when beloved is in our midst A night as revealing as…

Two Or Three Crooks In The Streets Are On The Beat By Rumi Balkhi

Two or three crooks in the streets are on the beat They will cheat even the moon, with their deceit. Charlatans, aware in mind, joyous…

Alas That Beautiful Beloved By Rumi Balkhi

Alas that beautiful beloved Alas that beautiful beloved where hence? Alas that graceful Goddess where hence? In our midst like a candle brightly shone Where…

O Blaze Of The World You Are Dear, You Are Dear By Rumi Balkhi

O blaze of the world you are dear, you are dear O beholding the beloved, keep near, keep near I am the creation, I am…

Go To Sleep By Rumi Balkhi

Go to sleep Leave me alone At nights I leap Up, on my own. With waves of desire Day and night, all alone Compassion inspire…

Spring Is Nigh, Spring Is Nigh By Rumi Balkhi

Spring is nigh, spring is nigh Beautiful spring has come by The whole world is green and fresh Tulips raise their heads up high. Listen…

Let Go Of Deceptions O Heart By Rumi Balkhi

Let go of deceptions O heart Madness embrace, madness embrace Moth-like, go to the heart of the hearth Fire face, fire face Make yourself a…

Upon Which Path Did I Tread By Rumi Balkhi

Upon which path did I tread So I return, all else I dread; From Beloved being apart In the creed of Love is being misled….

Alas That Now From Our Midst You Are Gone By Rumi Balkhi

Alas that now from our midst you are gone In spite of the pain you resist, you are gone Once the circle of friends you…

O Friend Of Mine, O Friend Of Mine, By Rumi Balkhi

O friend of mine, O friend of mine, O heedless lovely dread of mine Compassionate unwed of mine Thy grace, worrisome head of mine. Most…

Hawk Told The Statue Over Land I Glide By Rumi Balkhi

Hawk told the statue over land I glide Statue said, “I’m fine, enjoy your ride.” When I am glad, I can go to sleep But…

That Barbed Wire On Your Path Is The Mind By Rumi Balkhi

That barbed wire on your path is the mind Cut the wire and your path clearly find. Heart trickster, soul veil and mind bind To…

Like A Connoisseur I Shall Seek The Bouquet Of That Wine By Rumi Balkhi

Like a connoisseur I shall seek the bouquet of that wine Both worlds and their dignitaries I shall put out of line. I’ll climb the…

We Today From Strangers Cannot Divide By Rumi Balkhi

We today from strangers cannot divide So drunk that we don’t know where we reside. In this love, we departed our very mind Madness and…

Anything But Love Upon This Path Is Idolatry By Rumi Balkhi

Anything but Love upon this path is idolatry Other than light of thy union is doubtful oratory Whoever sees but the Beloved, sees astray The…

O Heart Let Go Of Your Soul By Rumi Balkhi

O heart let go of your soul Until you see the soul maker Leave behind this deceptive faker So you reach your real goal. Unless…