Michael Shepherd

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In The Spirit Of Rumi

I said to My Beloved
I love You
May I know You?
My Beloved said
I am unknown

I said to My Beloved
Still, I love You
May I see You?
My Beloved said
I am formless

I said to My Beloved
Still, I love You
Might I lose You?
My Beloved said
I am eternal

I said to My Beloved
Still, I love You
Might You leave me?
My Beloved said
I am always present

I said to My Beloved
I love You
My Beloved said
I am love itself

I said, O My Beloved

Poem Submitted: Friday, March 30, 2007
Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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Comments about In The Spirit Of Rumi by Michael Shepherd

  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (7/12/2014 9:22:00 AM)

    this is an exceptional poem which is so vividly written .nice one once again

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  • Tranquil Ocean (3/30/2007 5:43:00 AM)

    Huuuuuuuu......
    Enjoyed reading....will have to read the others too...Rumi being my beloved: -)
    TO

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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (3/30/2007 4:45:00 AM)

    Well hell M, if it ain't one of these that I have to read once for effect, once for absorbing, once for reflection and once for pleasure itself. Wonderful. You make your reader want to know Rumi... impossible, of course. t x

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