Love The Pathway Is By Rumi Balkhi

LOVE the pathway is Of God’s Messenger; Love our mother was, We the sons she bare. Mother chaste and pure, Veiled in us thou art,…

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To-Night The Phantom Gay By Rumi Balkhi

To-night the phantom gay All radiant with glee, Sought in my body’s clay For where my heart might be. He failed to find it there;…

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O Thou Who Sittest In My Heart, By Rumi Balkhi

O thou who sittest in my heart, ‘Tis time to rest, and not depart; O thou who breakest every vow, ‘Tis time to break another…

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Drunk, And In Disarray, By Rumi Balkhi

Drunk, and in disarray, Thou comest on this day; Last night, as I divine, Thy cup was potent wine. To-day is dolorous, No faring day…

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Thou Are So Knitted To Thy Soul, By Rumi Balkhi

Thou are so knitted to thy soul, That but two days continueth, It is not possible at all To speak one word to thee of…

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Not Spring Is This; By Rumi Balkhi

Not spring is this; Nay, ours another season is- Back of each languorous eye Another unison doth lie. Though every bough Within the wood is…

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Tonight My Way I Wend By Rumi Balkhi

Tonight my way I wend About the mansion of the Friend; Yea, until dawn shall glow Within His house I winding go. For so it…

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Bu Just Confess By Rumi Balkhi

Bu just confess In love is ample righteousness; The fault lies in Thyself, that thou art prone to sin. If thou dost claim For human…

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Soul Of The World! The Soul, By Rumi Balkhi

Soul of the world! The soul, The world – these things do not endure; Only the ancient love and pure, Idol and saki, this abideth…

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I Am At War With The Day, By Rumi Balkhi

I am at war with the day, So swift it hath passed away; As swift as a torrent flows, Or a wind o’er the plain…

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Thou Shalt Not See Me Here, Master, With Slumbering Eyes, By Rumi Balkhi

Thou shalt not see me here, Master, with slumbering eyes, Nor in another year shalt view me otherwise. Momently as I lie look upon me,…

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O Friend, In Friendship We Thy Faithful Comrades Be; By Rumi Balkhi

O Friend, in friendship we Thy faithful comrades be; Wherever Thou dost lay Thy foot, we are Thy clay. Can it be law, indeed, in…

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When Thee Around By Rumi Balkhi

When Thee around I circling go, The cup is crowned And wine doth flow. When Thou art kind, Amazed stand I Like Moses, blind On…

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Beloved. Thy Remembered Grace By Rumi Balkhi

BELOVED. Thy remembered grace Preventeth me to view Thy face; Thy cheek hath such a lightning glow, It veileth Thy resplendent brow. The memory of…

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Seek, And Thou Shalt Find By Rumi Balkhi

Seek, and thou shalt find Another purpose in my mind; See, and thou shalt prove A fairer idol is my love. God my witness be,…

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I Saw In A Dream By Rumi Balkhi

I saw in a dream A saki fair, In his hands the gleam Of the goblet there. To his ghost I said ‘As His slave…

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Thy Face So Fair By Rumi Balkhi

THY face so fair Moves the world’s beauties to despair; Thy lovely brow Makes the world’s saints before Thee bow. Now I divest All qualities…

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O Mind, Be Gone! By Rumi Balkhi

O MIND, be gone! Here is not mindful anyone; Though thou be shrunken as a hair, For thee no room is there. Behold the day!…

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What Is This Thing By Rumi Balkhi

What is this thing That in the form does pleasure bring, But when the form this same shall lack ‘Tis blurres and black? This thing…

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Death’s Angel Cries By Rumi Balkhi

Death’s Angel cries When the lute is played; Our hearts arise Living from the dead. These passions deep That were drowned and died Like fishes…

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Slave, Be Aware By Rumi Balkhi

SLAVE, be aware The lord of all the East is here; The glittering storm-cloud is here; Reveals his lighting-flash to thee. Whate’er thou sayst Is…

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His Music When He Played By Rumi Balkhi

HIS music when He played Me clapping hands He made; Lack reason fashioned me, Laughing at dignity. His heart, as now I prove, Did cause…

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The Hour Is Late; And We Alack! Are On A Sea, By Rumi Balkhi

The hour is late; and we alack! are on a sea, Where, in distraction sore, we seek the unseen shore. Night; in the cloud swept…

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O What Is This By Rumi Balkhi

O WHAT is this That is the circle’s bliss, And ah! the heart’s perdition When it is gone It cometh so, Unseen, and goeth let…

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Wherever I Lay Down My Head, By Rumi Balkhi

Wherever I lay down my head, There He alone is worshipes; I humbly kneel before His face, Fulfiling and transcending space. The nightingale, the garden…

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As The Essence That Is Mine To The All Pervading Sea, By Rumi Balkhi

As the essence that is mine to the all pervading sea, Turneth, all my atoms shine in sublime resplendency. On the road of Love, behold!…

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Such As Uncumbered Be, By Rumi Balkhi

Such as uncumbered be, In my mystic ecstasy This night in secret dwell With Him they love so well. Rise up and leave us, then,…

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If I Should Die, By Rumi Balkhi

If I should die, I bid you carry me To where my love doth lie; There let me be. And if one kiss On my…

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This Heaven, And These Skies, By Rumi Balkhi

This heaven, and these skies, The farthest boundary of mine eyes, In the controlling hands of God Are lighter than a rod. Each raindrop, every…

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My Dusty Body By Rumi Balkhi

My dusty body Is heaven’s light; Angels are jealous To watch my flight. Cherubim envy My purity; Before my valour All demons flee. Hits: 10

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‘who Lifteth Up, The Spirit, By Rumi Balkhi

‘Who lifteth up, the spirit, Say, who is he? ‘Who gave in the beginning This life to me. ‘Who hoodeth, like a falcon’s, A while…

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First With A Thousand Kindness He Cherished Me, By Rumi Balkhi

First with a thousand kindness He cherished me, Then chastened with a thousand kinds of agony. He moved my counter as He willed in His…

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The Fount Of Life, That Never Dies, By Rumi Balkhi

The Fount of Life, that never dies, Is but a sprinkling of Thy grace; The moon, that lightens all the skies, A pale reflection of…

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I’ll Tell Thee Clear By Rumi Balkhi

I’ll tell thee clear A tongueless tale From every ear I woul conceal. Though I shall speak Where all is heard No ear shall take…

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Rise Up, And Go About By Rumi Balkhi

Rise up, and go about The Pole of our salvation, As winds the pilgrim rout By Mecca’s holy station. Why art thou slumber bound, Like…

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O Have No Care; By Rumi Balkhi

O have no care; To sleep thy griefs commit; The moon is fair, Care is the veil of it. The heart’s a moon; Therein no…

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Yea, Idol Fair; By Rumi Balkhi

Yea, idol fair; Too small pretext was there, Till sleep came down And stole thee from thy own. O softly sleep; But I, till dawn…

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Every Heart Tonight By Rumi Balkhi

Every heart tonight That seeketh as the moon’s pale light Like to Venus fair Attendeth pleasure everywhere. Anguished with desire To press her lips, I…

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The Lovely Boy By Rumi Balkhi

The lovely boy Who was our circle’s joy Hath quit our mysteries; I know not where he is. A cypress tall Is he, stately withal;…

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I Said To The Reed By Rumi Balkhi

I said to the reed ‘Whose sinful deed, Though tongueless, now Lamentest thou?’ The reed replied ‘His sweet lip denied, While I shall live I…

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Today Within This Place By Rumi Balkhi

Today within this place Is dancing to be seen Whose superhuman grace Perfection doth demean. And if of this display Thou disapproving art, Yon moon…

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Our Barque Before Love’s Breath By Rumi Balkhi

OUR barque before Love’s breath Sailed from the bourn of death; Love’s wine, when hearts unite, Illuminates our night. Wherefore with that same wine Blest…

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Ark Of Deliverance, By Rumi Balkhi

Ark of deliverance, From Noah our inheritance, Here sail we fast and free Amid life’s wide and whirling sea. And from that sea a plant…

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He Who Alone Did Fashion Thee In Form So Fair, By Rumi Balkhi

He who alone did fashion thee in form so fair, Alone will ne’er abandon thee with thy care. But, in the house of images that…

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Soul, Dost Thou Know By Rumi Balkhi

Soul, dost thou know Who loves thee so? Knowest thou, heart, Whose host thou art? Thou seekest, clay, All roads a way; He draws thee-see…

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Listen, While The Lute Doth Play; By Rumi Balkhi

Listen, while the lute doth play; Knowest thou what it would say? ‘Hither, hither come with me, I will show the road to thee. ‘Erring,…

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Time Bringeth Swift To End By Rumi Balkhi

Time bringeth swift to end The rout men keep; Death’s wolf is nigh to rend These silly sheep. See, how in pride they go With…

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Radiant Is The Moon Thy Brow; By Rumi Balkhi

Radiant is the moon thy brow; Night is fallen; sleep not now, But like heaven’s turning sphere Wheel into our circle here. Lo, our vigil’s…

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Within Thy Soul A Soul Doth Dwell By Rumi Balkhi

Within thy soul a soul doth dwell Go, seek it well! Within thy mountain is mine Get it for thine. The Sufi seek as he…

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For Years, Copying Other People, I Tried To Know Myself. By Rumi Balkhi

For years, copying other people, I tried to know myself. From within, I couldn’t decide what to do. Unable to see, I heard my name…

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This Drunkenness Of Mine By Rumi Balkhi

This drunkenness of mine Is of no crimson wine; My wine doth not pass Except in passion’s glass. O friend, was it thy will With…

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Leap, Leap! For The Rhyme By Rumi Balkhi

Leap, leap! for the rhyme Of the soul is afoot; The sweet drum keeps time With the soft reed’s note. Sorrow’s fires of old More…

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Two Nights Or Three Till Dawn, My Heart, By Rumi Balkhi

Two nights or three till dawn, my heart, Vigil keep; The moon wakes, when the sun doth part; Do not sleep. Put down thy pail…

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Save Sweet Scent Thou Bearest By Rumi Balkhi

SAVE sweet scent thou bearest To this street come newer, And while robe thou wearest Draw not nigh this river. Every pathway riding Hither runs…

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A Mote Am I, By Rumi Balkhi

A mote am I, Thou my shining sun; Of grief I die, Thou my cure alone. To Thee I fly On no wing upborne- A…

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He Whose Beauty Fair By Rumi Balkhi

He whose beauty fair Moves angels to amaze Came at morning air Upon my heart to gaze. Tears upon my sighs He wept, till morn…

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The Cry Of Thy Throat By Rumi Balkhi

The cry of thy throat Is the trumpet’s note, The clarion clear Filling hearts with fear. Be loud thy call, Until prostrate fall Proud emperor,…

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If Life Be Gone, Fresh Life To You By Rumi Balkhi

If life be gone, fresh life to you God offereth, A life eternal, to renew This life of death. The Fount of Immortality In Love…

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When The Soul Doth Smart, By Rumi Balkhi

When the soul doth smart, And can the same rehearse, Singing from the heart Shall all its grief disperse. See, the wondrous rose That in…

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Rain Fell On The Head By Rumi Balkhi

Rain fell on the head Of a man of passion, Feel in such a fashion To his house he fled. Clapping wings, the swan ‘Pour…

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