poet Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

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Behind The Scenes

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.

Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Poem Edited: Saturday, October 26, 2013

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Translated by: Fereydoun Kia

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (1/26/2019 8:32:00 AM)

    A great revelation of spiritual nature wonderfully unfolded.

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  • Madhabi BanerjeeMadhabi Banerjee (5/9/2018 12:41:00 PM)

    beautiful poem. thans for sharing

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  • Narayanan Kutty PozhathNarayanan Kutty Pozhath (4/21/2018 1:17:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. Would like to see more of these type.

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish 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.

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

    Nice poem on love, thanks for translation...

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

    Awesome translation and a wonderful poem.

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  • 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: -)

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