Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

(1207 - 1273 / Persia)

Do You Love Me?


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.

Submitted: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Edited: Saturday, October 26, 2013

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