Sweetness

Find the sweetness in your own heart ,

then

you may find sweetness in every heart .

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

(1207 – 1273 )
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The Pearl

A raindrop, dripping from a cloud.

Ashamed when it saw the sea.

‘Who am I  ? ,

where is a sea’, it said.

As it saw itself, from the eyes of humility

A shell embraced him and makes him a pearl.

Sadi in a Rose garden.jpg

 Shaykh Saadi Shirazi
( 1210- 1292 )
 in a Rose garden,
from a Mughal manuscript of his work Gulistan,
c. 1645

 

What I want is to see your face

Last night, a great teacher went
from door to door with a lamp.
“He who is not to be found is the one
I’m looking for.”

Beyond wanting, beyond place, inside form,
That One. A flute says, I have no hope
for finding that.

But Love plays and is the music played.
Let that musician finish this poem.

Shams, I am a waterbird flying into the sun.

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

(1207 – 1273 )