Our death is our wedding with eternity.
What is the secret? 'God is One.'
The sunlight splits when entering the windows of the house.
This multiplicity exists in the cluster of grapes;... more »
When grapes turn
to wine, they long for our ability to change.
When stars wheel... more »
Are you fleeing from Love because of a single humiliation?
What do you know of Love except the name?... more »
What was said to the rose that made it open was said
to me here in my chest.
What was told the cypress that made it strong... more »
All day I think about it, then at night I say it.
Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing?... more »
I gaze into the heart, lowly it may be,
Thought the words be higher still.... more »
Love and imagination are magicians
Who create an image of the Beloved in your mind... more »
This is love: to fly to heaven, every moment to rend a hundred veils;
At first instance, to break away from breath -... more »
If you put your hands on this oar with me,
they will never harm another, and they will come to find... more »
for your pain will keep giving birth to more pain
until your eyes constantly exhale love... more »
O incomparable Giver of life, cut reason loose at last!
Let it wander grey-eyed from vanity to vanity.... more »
When the rose is gone and the garden faded
you will no longer hear the nightingale's song.... more »
In my heart you are the mirthful ray
You are the caring, though my companions they
Happy is the world with the Nowruz and with the Eid
You are both my Eid and my Nowruz today... more »
emrôz chô har rôz, kharâb-êm kharâb
ma-g'shâ dar andêsha-wo bar gîr rabâb
Sad gôna namâz-ast-o rukû`-ast-o sujûd
ân-râ ke jamâl-é dôst bâ ...... more »
The springtime of Lovers has come,
that this dust bowl may become a garden;... more »
An intellectual is all the time showing off.
Lovers dissolve and become bewildered.... more »
Come, come, awaken all true drunkards!
Pour the wine that is Life itself!... more »
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.
If I weep, if I come with excuses, my beloved puts cotton wool in his ears.
Every cruelty which he commits becomes him, every cruelty which he commits I endure.
If he accounts me nonexistent, I account his tyranny generosity.
The cure of the ache of my heart is the ache for him; how shall I not surrender my heart to his ache?
Only then are glory and respect mine, when his glorious love renders me contemptible.
Only then does the vine of my body become wine, when the wine-presser stamps on m