Before I Was Seduced By Love

Before I was Seduced by Love

Before I Was Seduced By Love

You ask me
who are you and
with such a shaky
existence how can you
fall in love

How do i know
who am i or where i am
how could a simple wave
locate itself
in an ocean

You ask me
what am i seeking
above and beyond
the pure light
that i once was

And why am I
imprisoned in this cage
named body and
yet I claim to be
a free bird.

How do I know
how I lost my way..

I know for sure
i was all straight
before i was
seduced by love.

~ Rumi
Translation by Nader Khalili
“Rumi, Fountain of Fire”
Cal-Earth Press, 1995