Treasure Island

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

(1207 - 1273 / Persia)

Did I Not Say To You


Did I not say to you, “Go not there, for I am your friend; in this
mirage of annihilation I am the fountain of life? ”
Even though in anger you depart a hundred thousand years
from me, in the end you will come to me, for I am your goal.
Did I not say to you, “Be not content with worldly forms, for I
am the fashioner of the tabernacle of your contentment? ”
Did I not say to you, “I am the sea and you are a single fish;
go not to dry land, for I am your crystal sea? ”
Did I not say to you, “ Go not like birds to the snare; come, for
I am the power of flight and your wings and feet? ”
Did I not say to you, “ They will waylay you and make you
cold, for I am the fire and warmth and heat of your desire? ”
Did I not say to you, “ They will implant in you ugly qualities
so that you will forget that I am the source of purity to you? ”
Did I not say to you, “Do not say from what direction the ser-
vant’s affairs come into order? ” I am the Creator without
directions.
If you are the lamp of the heart, know where the road is to the
house; and if you are godlike of attribute, know that I am your
Master.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004
Edited: Friday, July 04, 2014

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: anger, fish, sea, power, house, friend, fire, fishing

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Did I Not Say To You by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. I'm Glad That Miracle is You (Kyrielle P.., Cynthia BuhainBaello
  2. My Place, Cynthia BuhainBaello
  3. Portrait of Life (Cinquain), Cynthia BuhainBaello
  4. Anxiety, Aydia Thompson
  5. Words (Cinquain), Cynthia BuhainBaello
  6. Rocking chair, Emmanuel chibuike
  7. Riverside (Cinquain), Cynthia BuhainBaello
  8. Demure (Ottava Rima Poem), Cynthia BuhainBaello
  9. Poetry liberated me, Ananta Madhavan
  10. Giver of The Pen (Ottava Rima Stanza Poem), Cynthia BuhainBaello

Poem of the Day

poet John Gay

Friendship, as love, is but a name,
Save in a concentrated flame;
And thus, in friendships, who depend
On more than one, find not one friend.

A hare who, in a civil way,
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]