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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Lovers

 
The Lovers
will drink wine night and day.
They will drink until they can
tear away the veils of intellect and
melt away the layers of shame and modesty.
When in Love,
body, mind, heart and soul don't even exist.
Become this,
fall in Love,
and you will not be separated again

-Rumi

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  1. Yes, like that... and like this:


    If anyone asks you
    how the perfect satisfaction
    of all our sexual wanting
    will look, lift your face
    and say,

    Like this.

    When someone mentions the gracefulness
    of the night sky, climb up on the roof
    and dance and say,

    Like this.

    If anyone wants to know what "spirit" is,
    or what "God's fragrance" means,
    lean your head toward him or her.
    Keep your face there close.

    Like this.

    When someone quotes the old poetic image
    about clouds gradually uncovering the moon,
    slowly loosen knot by knot the strings
    of your robe.

    Like this.

    If anyone wonders how Jesus raised the dead,
    don't try to explain the miracle.
    Kiss me on the lips.

    Like this. Like this.

    When someone asks what it means
    to "die for love," point
    here.

    If someone asks how tall I am, frown
    and measure with your fingers the space
    between the creases on your forehead.

    This tall.

    The soul sometimes leaves the body, then returns.
    When someone doesn't believe that,
    walk back into my house.

    Like this.

    When lovers moan,
    they're telling our story.

    Like this.

    I am a sky where spirits live.
    Stare into this deepening blue,
    while the breeze says a secret.

    Like this.

    When someone asks what there is to do,
    light the candle in his hand.

    Like this.

    How did Joseph's scent come to Jacob?

    Huuuuu.

    How did Jacob's sight return?

    Huuuu.

    A little wind cleans the eyes.

    Like this.

    When Shams comes back from Tabriz,
    he'll put just his head around the edge
    of the door to surprise us

    Like this.

    -Rumi

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