Monday, June 28, 2010

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you...

My all time favorite poet is the famous 13th century Persian poet, Jalāl ad-Dīn Rūmī. I have a Coleman Barks translation with sticky tabs sprouting from all the edges in lime green and yellow. But even with my favorite poems marked I usually let Rumi surprise me with something new.
He never fails to take my breath away. After my post about writing at dawn, I opened the book to this poem:

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don't go back to sleep.
I would love to kiss you.
The price of kissing is your life.
Now my loving is running toward my life shouting,
What a bargain,
Let's buy it!


  1. Hi Rahma.....Rumi is a wonderful poet. Thanks for the lovely poem.

    Btw..I have given you an award on my blog.

  2. A belated thanks to you Rachna. Your award means a lot to me! I hope that I will soon be passing this award along to other bloggers.


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