Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

(1207 - 1273 / Persia)

I Throw It All Away - Poem by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

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

Comments about I Throw It All Away by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

  • Geeta 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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  • (4/20/2017 10:52:00 PM)

    Even universal intelligence gets blurry, as always? (Report) Reply

  • (4/20/2017 3:12:00 PM)

    Always wise and one of the best poets and best poetry I have ever read.. (Report) Reply

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

    rose gardens, ....... wonderfully and wisely written,10 (Report) Reply

  • Glen 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

    is startling, original, and intriguing


    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 Louis (4/20/2017 4:24:00 AM)

    Revelation! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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

    Universal intelligence.... thanks for posting.... (Report) Reply

  • (4/20/2017 1:30:00 AM)

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  • (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. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 26, 2013

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