My Soul Is A Mirror

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My Soul Is A Mirror

My soul is a mirror that reveals secrets,
I may not speak about them but
cannot deny knowing.

I run away from body and soul
where I belong, I swear, I do not know,
Seeker, if you want to know the secret,
first you must die to your self.

You may see me but do not think I am here
I have vanished into my Beloved
graced by the essence of love.

My arched back is the bow and my words,
the unbending arrows aimed at Truth.

My tears are testimony of my devotion to Beloved
and from those tears white lilies will grow
that will speak the Truth.

~ Maulana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi Rumi
Rumi: Hidden Music, translated by Azima Melita Kolin & Maryam Mafi