poet Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

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I Throw It All Away

You play with the great globe of union,
you that see everyone so clearly
and cannot be seen. Even universal
intelligence gets blurry when it thinks
you may leave. You came here alone,
but you create hundreds of new worlds.
Spring is a peacock flirting with
revelation. The rose gardens flame.
Ocean enters the boat. I throw
it all away, except this love for Shams.

Translation by: Coleman Barks

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

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/20/2017 11:46:00 PM)

    The rose gardens flame.
    Ocean enters the boat. I throw
    it all away, except this love for Shams.

    Jalaluddin Rumi's love for his mystical teacher Shams Tabriz
    Is highlighted. To throw everything away except for the love of his
    soulful guide.
    Great love! Great philosophy!

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (4/20/2017 10:52:00 PM)

    Even universal intelligence gets blurry, as always?

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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (4/20/2017 3:12:00 PM)

    Always wise and one of the best poets and best poetry I have ever read..

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  • Muzahidul RezaMuzahidul Reza (4/20/2017 8:22:00 AM)

    rose gardens, ....... wonderfully and wisely written,10

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  • Glen KappyGlen Kappy (4/20/2017 6:59:00 AM)

    i'm a fan of rumi, but as i write i confess i can't follow the thread or logic of this poem. however,

    Spring is a peacock flirting with
    revelation

    is startling, original, and intriguing

    and

    The rose gardens flame

    is a vivid picture with a strong verb.

    and the poem lacks nothing in passion. so, though i don't get it all, i'm reminded of why rumi is appreciated by so many.

    glen kappy

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (4/20/2017 4:24:00 AM)

    Revelation! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (4/20/2017 2:04:00 AM)

    Universal intelligence.... thanks for posting....

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  • Mayweather Mcgregor (4/20/2017 1:30:00 AM)

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  • Upendra Upm (4/20/2017 12:33:00 AM)

    I throw it all away except love for Sham.Why is S in Sham in capital letter.Is it a proper name or it is not the thing which it claims to be.

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