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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …