Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

(1207 - 1273 / Persia)

Do You Love Me?

Poem by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

A lover asked his beloved,
Do you love yourself more
than you love me?
The beloved replied,
I have died to myself
and I live for you.

I've disappeared from myself
and my attributes.
I am present only for you.
I have forgotten all my learning,
but from knowing you
I have become a scholar.

I have lost all my strength,
but from your power
I am able.
If I love myself
I love you.
If I love you
I love myself.


Comments about Do You Love Me? by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

  • Greatman (12/25/2019 2:54:00 AM)

    That is great for the lovers. I’m learn what to express to my angle, Miracle i luv you.(Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/5/2016 8:59:00 PM)

    The love conversation is superb......Wisely thought and written.(Report)Reply

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  • Adam Khalidi (1/6/2016 10:02:00 PM)

    It should be the Beloved asked his Lover...(Report)Reply

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  • Jeya Suriya Muthumari (8/5/2015 2:49:00 AM)

    I have lost all my strength,
    but from your power
    I am able.
    If I love myself
    I love you.
    If I love you
    I love myself.
    === amazing lines which reveals the essence of true love as there is none a difference between you and me
    Me is you...
    You is mine..
    so I love you... by Loving myself(Report)Reply

    5 person liked.
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  • Young Church Poetry (6/19/2015 12:38:00 PM)

    Wow, this is beautiful. I love the poem, and if I love this poem I love myself.(Report)Reply

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  • Gajanan MishraGajanan Mishra (9/3/2014 11:14:00 AM)

    I love myself, I love myself.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 26, 2013