Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 6 - Poem by Michael Shepherd

My Beloved said

O my dearest one
what may I give to you,
ask of me what you may

I said to My Beloved,

O my dearest one,
give me whatever
may bring You closer to me
bring me closer to You

My Beloved said

Tell me O my dearest one
that I may give you that
which brings Me closer to you

I said to My Beloved

Send me pain and suffering
for when I cry out to You
then I am closest to you
O my dearest one

My Beloved said

I shall send you what you ask,
O my dearest one

It is called the world

and we two shall be one in it
and know it as our dream of love


Comments about ! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 6 by Michael Shepherd

  • (3/23/2007 12:18:00 PM)

    An unusual slant on that old cliche that a lover will give his or her beloved 'the world' for sure.... M, this has just kind of 'got' me - I love it. t x (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 5, 2011


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