No end to the journey

No end, no end to the journey

no end, no end never

how can the heart in love

ever stop opening

light 1

if you love me,

you won’t just die once

in every moment

you will die into me

to be reborn

Into this new love,


your way begins

on the other side

become the sky

take an axe to the prison wall,


walk out like someone

suddenly born into color

do it now

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
(1207 – 1273 )

English version by Robert Bly
Original Language Persian/Farsi

drunk with God

At night we fall into each other with such grace

When it’s light, you throw me back

like you do your hair.

Your eyes now drunk with God,

mine with looking at you,

one drunkard takes care of another.

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
(1207 – 1273 )

English version by Coleman Barks
Original Language Persian/Farsi