9 Great Love Poems by Rumi

Romantical Love
 
The following are some of my favorite poems by the fabulous Sufi poet : Jalal al-Din Rumi

(1)

One went to the door of the Beloved and knocked.

A voice asked: “Who is there?” He answered: “It is I.”
The voice said: “There is no room here for me and thee.”
The door was shut. 

After a year of solitude and deprivation

this man returned to the door of the Beloved.
He knocked.
A voice from within asked: “Who is there?”
The man said: “It is Thou.”
The door was opened for him.

(2)

When I am with you, we stay up all night,

When you’re not here, I can’t get to sleep.
Praise God for these two insomnias!
And the difference between them.From Essential Rumi
by Coleman Barks
(3)
Suddenly the drunken sweetheart appeared out of my door.
She drank a cup of ruby wine and sat by my side.
Seeing and holding the lockets of her hair
My face became all eyes, and my eyes all hands.

From Thief of Sleep

by Shahram Shiva
(4)
When the sweet glance of my true love caught my eyes,
Like alchemy, it transformed my copper-like soul.
I searched for Him with a thousand hands,
He stretched out His arms and clutched my feet.
From Thief of Sleep b
y Shahram Shiva
CathedralRock

(5)

I have phrases and whole pages memorized,
but nothing can be told of love.
You must wait until you and I
are living together.
In the conversation we’ll have
then…be patient…then.
 
From Essential Rumi
by Coleman Barks
(6)
With the Beloved’s water of life, no illness remains
In the Beloved’s rose garden of union, no thorn remains.
They say there is a window from one heart to another
How can there be a window where no wall remains?
From Thief of Sleep
by Shahram Shiva
(7)
A Smile and A Gentleness

There is a smile and a gentleness
inside. When I learned the name
 
and address of that, I went to where
you sell perfume. I begged you not
 
to trouble me so with longing. Come
out and play! Flirt more naturally.
 
Teach me how to kiss. On the ground
a spread blanket, flame that’s caught
 
and burning well, cumin seeds browning,
I am inside all of this with my soul.
 
 
From Essential Rumi
by Coleman Barks
(8)
Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy,
absentminded. Someone sober
will worry about things going badly.
Let the lover be.
 
From Essential Rumi
by Coleman Barks
(9)

The Freshness

When it’s cold and raining,
you are more beautiful.
 
And the snow brings me
even closer to your lips.
 
The inner secret, that which was never born,
you are that freshness, and I am with you now.
 
I can’t explain the goings,
or the comings. You enter suddenly,
 
and I am nowhere again.
Inside the majesty.

 

From Soul of Rumi

by Coleman Barks

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