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

  • Me Poet Yeps PoetMe Poet Yeps Poet (5/30/2020 1:23:00 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.

    marvelous words RUMI JI(Report)Reply

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  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (6/23/2019 1:31:00 AM)

    You and I unselfed, will be together,
    indifferent to idle speculation, you and I./// indeed great(Report)Reply

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair(DPN) (1/26/2019 7:28:00 AM)

    A poem on love and beauty beautifully put into a poem(Report)Reply

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  • Zainul Ahmed (5/29/2018 12:12:00 PM)

    Best poem I ever read(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/28/2018 3:04:00 AM)

    O the greatest ONENESS

    and love is merged here fully in ONE-

    sitting on the verandah,
    apparently two, but one in soul, you and I.(Report)Reply

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  • Chandra Sekhar Batabyal (3/3/2018 11:12:00 AM)

    An elegant piece of romance beautifully presented.(Report)Reply

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  • sharon (12/15/2017 2:04:00 AM)

    i have character flaws but scaring me is not the answer //little sharon quiet one(Report)Reply

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/25/2017 10:03:00 AM)

    The moments of happiness likes the poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (1/27/2017 8:04:00 PM)

    Beautiful romantic piece of poetry, elegantly brought forth in good diction with conviction.(Report)Reply

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  • Gunturu Lakshminarasaiah (1/27/2017 7:06:00 AM)

    Love to Rumi is both physical and spiritual at once.(Report)Reply

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  • Walterrean Salley (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 VrHans Vr (9/19/2016 6:43:00 PM)

    Superb lines of unity. Wow(Report)Reply

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  • Jayne Doe (9/19/2016 5:41:00 PM)

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

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (9/19/2016 10:00:00 AM)

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

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (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

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  • Seamus O BrianSeamus 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

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

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

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas 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

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

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

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta 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

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 11, 2011