A Moment Of Happiness Poem by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

A Moment Of Happiness

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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 OF THE POEM
Lubna Alaydrus 06 July 2011

masha Allah.............

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Iram Quraishi 11 May 2011

beautifulllllllll :)

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M Mostaqul Haque 12 March 2014

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

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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.

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Bhavna Mishra 06 September 2013

Beautiful... Can I please be informed the name of translator? As we know that original is in Persian.. Thanks!

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ree tood 08 November 2021

extra chromie homie

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Bharati Nayak 25 February 2021

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.---Wow --How to describe the beauty of this oneness?

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Douglas Scotney 24 February 2021

I think this is a good translation

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Jesus Diaz Llorico 06 February 2021

my favorite from Mr Rumi

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Me Poet Yeps Poet 30 May 2020

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. marvelous words RUMI JI

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