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Most meaniful Poem

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recently I have been reading poems of the muslim poet . a persian sunni muslim poet who influnced transendents national borders and ethenic divisions, Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi. I like the feeling I find between the lines of his poetry. It gives me a deep connection to my inner self. Today , I feel the need of sharing some of his beatiful poems with friends on chinadaily.

1. Only Breath

Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu
Buddhist, sufi, or zen. Not any religion


or cultural system. I am not from the East
or the West, not out of the ocean or up


from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not
composed of elements at all. I do not exist,


am not an entity in this world or in the next,
did not descend from Adam and Eve or any


origin story. My place is placeless, a trace
of the traceless. Neither body or soul.


I belong to the beloved, have seen the two
worlds as one and that one call to and know,


first, last, outer, inner, only that
breath breathing human being.

2. Looking At Your Face

From the beginning of my life
I have been looking for your face
but today I have seen it

Today I have seen
the charm, the beauty,
the unfathomable grace
of the face
that I was looking for

Today I have found you
and those who laughed
and scorned me yesterday
are sorry that they were not looking
as I did

I am bewildered by the magnificence
of your beauty
and wish to see you
with a hundred eyes

My heart has burned with passion
and has searched forever
for this wondrous beauty
that I now behold

I am ashamed
to call this love human
and afraid of God
to call it divine

Your fragrant breath
like the morning breeze
has come to the stillness of the garden
You have breathed new life into me
I have become your sunshine
and also your shadow

My soul is screaming in ecstasy
Every fiber of my being
is in love with you

Your effulgence
has lit a fire in my heart
for me
the earth and sky

My arrow of love
has arrived at the target
I am in the house of mercy
and my heart
is a place of prayer

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Reply Report mauriciomunhoz 2017-4-16 00:36
The power of poetry and prayer
Reply Report arabchinalover 2017-4-16 17:31
mauriciomunhoz: The power of poetry and prayer
It attracts me a lot every time I read it . He was accused of infidelity for being extremely tolerant with the man kind as a whole!

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