Treasure Island

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

(1207 - 1273 / Persia)

I throw it all away


You play with the great globe of union,
you that see everyone so clearly
and cannot be seen. Even universal
intelligence gets blurry when it thinks
you may leave. You came here alone,
but you create hundreds of new worlds.
Spring is a peacock flirting with
revelation. The rose gardens flame.
Ocean enters the boat. I throw
it all away, except this love for Shams.

Translation by: Coleman Barks

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

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