Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

(1207 - 1273 / Persia)

A Moment Of Happiness - Poem by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

A moment of happiness,
you and I sitting on the verandah,
apparently two, but one in soul, you and I.
We feel the flowing water of life here,
you and I, with the garden's beauty
and the birds singing.
The stars will be watching us,
and we will show them
what it is to be a thin crescent moon.
You and I unselfed, will be together,
indifferent to idle speculation, you and I.
The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar
as we laugh together, you and I.
In one form upon this earth,
and in another form in a timeless sweet land.


Comments about A Moment Of Happiness by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

  • (11/21/2016 4:55:00 PM)


    (A Moment Of Happiness - Poem by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi.) Love the theme (happiness) , and enjoyed the meter of the poem (Report) Reply

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  • Hans Vr (9/19/2016 6:43:00 PM)


    Superb lines of unity. Wow (Report) Reply

  • (9/19/2016 5:41:00 PM)


    Apparently two, but one in soul... I love this line. (Report) Reply

  • (9/19/2016 10:00:00 AM)


    A great poem from the enlightened poet. (Report) Reply

  • (9/19/2016 9:14:00 AM)


    oh my dear Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuumi (Report) Reply

  • (9/19/2016 9:02:00 AM)


    A superb narration of the condition of two bodies and one soul achieved by a couple and it's celebrations. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

  • Seamus O'brian (9/19/2016 8:04:00 AM)


    The zenith of love's aspiration: the true unity of two souls. How difficult this really is, in the complicated reality of everyday living outside of poetry and movies. The sublimation of one's self into the higher self of two souls united. Certainly poetry such as this lovely piece will continue to hold the beauty of such an ideal up to the light of consideration for romantic souls to aspire. (Report) Reply

  • Barry Middleton (9/19/2016 8:00:00 AM)


    Rumi. A 10 not a 6.! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/19/2016 7:47:00 AM)


    The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar
    as we laugh together, you and I.
    In one form upon this earth,
    and in another form in a timeless sweet land.

    Highly erotic poem. Thanks for the sharing.10 for it.
    Subhas
    (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/19/2016 7:32:00 AM)


    One in soul! With the muse of unity. Nice piece of work. (Report) Reply

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (9/19/2016 3:55:00 AM)


    You and I, in a moment of happiness, sitting together,
    watching the stars together, laughing together!
    An excellent poem of great emotion! Rumi! i salute you!
    (Report) Reply

  • (7/16/2016 11:32:00 AM)


    Peace be on your soul Mawlana djalaludin, so beautiful poem (Report) Reply

  • Emebet Mesfin (4/4/2016 12:30:00 AM)


    This poem depicts my parents bond. They are grandparents now. It is so priceless to note they are one. At peace with each other. (Report) Reply

  • (2/22/2016 7:11:00 PM)


    ...........very nicely penned...a passionate write ★ (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/26/2016 10:27:00 PM)


    Superb love poem, you and I two body but one soul.......10 (Report) Reply

  • (12/7/2015 10:53:00 PM)


    I really like this one! 💗💗💗 (Report) Reply

  • Dedan Onyango (7/14/2015 4:25:00 AM)


    The refrain 'you and I' resounds well with the message of love that the persona seeks to pass across to his lover. A great poem from a great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Herbert Poetry (4/27/2014 2:34:00 AM)


    A very wide meaning and message of You and I. Great and Great poem (Report) Reply

  • (3/29/2014 2:39:00 AM)


    Body and soul the two sitting together the two in one personality the mystic writing goes on and saying the experience of flowing water of life. The gardens perfect beauty possibly may be the different coloured flowers, greenery, chirping birds, light falling of water from snow, the sky and watching stars, crescent moon together with the unselfed soul and the poet sitting together and the timeless sweet land explanation and expectation the mysticism of poetry goes on. The poetic lines are marvellous, fine, and beyond words of adjectives that an ordinary can define in limited words in the column. May it be the divine lines of divine thought where selfish doesn't exist but the universal phenomenon gets paramount importance. (Report) Reply

  • (3/12/2014 6:11:00 AM)


    Mawlana Rumi’s ‘A moment of happiness’ is a marvelous poem, translation is unparallel, I am thirty for original Persian. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 11, 2011


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