Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

(1207 - 1273 / Persia)

Behind The Scenes - Poem by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Is it your face
that adorns the garden?
Is it your fragrance
that intoxicates this garden?
Is it your spirit
that has made this brook
a river of wine?
Hundreds have looked for you
and died searching
in this garden
where you hide behind the scenes.
But this pain is not for those
who come as lovers.
You are easy to find here.
You are in the breeze
and in this river of wine.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Translated by: Fereydoun Kia

Comments about Behind The Scenes by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

  • Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (5/1/2016 1:36:00 PM)

    Outstanding composition where the poet is immersed in the eternal beauty of the Almighty God with whom people seek to unite through their focused devotion. Great Sufi poetry. (Report) Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/22/2016 11:55:00 AM)

    Nice poem on love, thanks for translation... (Report) Reply

  • T Rajan Evol (2/19/2016 11:32:00 AM)

    Awesome translation and a wonderful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Neran Sati (10/13/2015 4:03:00 AM)

    a motif similar to that in previous poem
    a lament (for some) to..dreadfull angel of love: -) (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (2/5/2014 8:57:00 PM)

    ..........so very beautiful one of the best poems i have read today...loved very much.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 26, 2013


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