A Moment Of Happiness by Rumi


A moment of happiness,
you and I sitting on the verandah,
apparently two, but one in soul, you and I.
We feel the flowing water of life here,
you and I, with the garden’s beauty
and the birds singing.
The stars will be watching us,
and we will show them
what it is to be a thin crescent moon.
You and I unselfed, will be together,
indifferent to idle speculation, you and I.
The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar
as we laugh together, you and I.
In one form upon this earth,
and in another form in a timeless sweet land.r


About the alchemist

Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn't make any sense. ~Rumi
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5 Responses to A Moment Of Happiness by Rumi

  1. Richard Parr says:

    Very passionate poem by Rumi

  2. This is a famous Sufi – Vedantic parable that rumi brings out – the Soul and the the ego – i have a beautiful pic illustrating this with 2 birds in one of my posts on the Upanishads – thanks for bringing to us Rumi’s poem.

  3. socialbridge says:

    So, so beautiful. It would bring tears.

  4. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. joshbertetta says:

    How often Rumi just leaves me speechless. Nice poem choice

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