Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

(1207 - 1273 / Persia)

The Meaning Of Love - Poem by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Both light and shadow
are the dance of Love.
Love has no cause;
it is the astrolabe of God's secrets.
Lover and Loving are inseparable
and timeless.
Although I may try to describe Love
when I experience it I am speechless.
Although I may try to write about Love
I am rendered helpless;
my pen breaks and the paper slips away
at the ineffable place
where Lover, Loving and Loved are one.
Every moment is made glorious
by the light of Love.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Translated by: Fereydoun Kia

Comments about The Meaning Of Love by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

  • Susan Williams (9/10/2016 6:00:00 PM)

    Love- - -has anyone ever counted how many poems have been written about love? Millions I suspect- -but the good poets can always find something fresh to say. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/24/2015 5:28:00 PM)

    .........just beautiful ★ Every moment is made glorious..
    by the light of Love.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 26, 2013

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