Description of Love by Rumi

Description of love by Rumi

Rumi

A true lover is proved such by his pain of heart;
No sickness is there like sickness of heart.
The lover’s ailment is different from all ailments;
Love is the astrolabe of God’s mysteries.
A lover may hanker after this love or that love,
But at the last he is drawn to the KING of love.
However much we describe and explain love,
When we fall in love we are ashamed of our words.
Explanation by the tongue makes most things clear,
But love unexplained is clearer.
When pen hasted to write,
On reaching the subject of love it split in twain.
When the discourse touched on the matter of love,
Pen was broken and paper torn.
In explaining it Reason sticks fast, as an ass in mire;
Naught but Love itself can explain love and lovers!
None but the sun can display the sun,
If you would see it displayed, turn not away from it.
Shadows, indeed, may indicate the sun’s presence,
But only the sun displays the light of life.
Shadows induce slumber, like evening talks,
But when the sun arises the ‘moon is split asunder.’
In the world there is naught so wondrous as the sun,
But the Sun of the soul sets not and has no yesterday.
Though the material sun is unique and single,
We can conceive similar suns like to it.
But the Sun of the soul, beyond this firmament,
No like thereof is seen in concrete or abstract.
Where is there room in conception for His essence,
So that similitudes of HIM should be conceivable?

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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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8 Responses to Description of Love by Rumi

  1. impostorpawn says:

    yup that’s the definition I’ve been looking for…thank you alchemist

  2. Being a newbie. Its something from which I can learn how things work. Keep blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. khushi says:

    Lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Joyful2bee says:

    I have shared Rumi quotes but never something like this. So wise and talented.

  5. suryawigunaa says:

    nice!

  6. Great post. I love rumi.. Such an incredible thinker and poet.

    Thanks for following me.. I really appreciate it.

  7. uma parmar says:

    Nice.. I hv read few poem by Rumi…n it’s lovely

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