Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

(1207 - 1273 / Persia)

Do You Love Me? - Poem by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

A lover asked his beloved,
Do you love yourself more
than you love me?
The beloved replied,
I have died to myself
and I live for you.

I've disappeared from myself
and my attributes.
I am present only for you.
I have forgotten all my learning,
but from knowing you
I have become a scholar.

I have lost all my strength,
but from your power
I am able.
If I love myself
I love you.
If I love you
I love myself.

Comments about Do You Love Me? by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

  • Rookie - 151 Points Young Church Poetry (6/19/2015 12:38:00 PM)

    Wow, this is beautiful. I love the poem, and if I love this poem I love myself. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 36,724 Points Gajanan Mishra (9/3/2014 11:14:00 AM)

    I love myself, I love myself. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 26, 2013

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