Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

(1207 - 1273 / Persia)

If You Want What Visible Reality - Poem by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

If you want what visible reality
can give, you're an employee.
If you want the unseen world,
you're not living your truth.
Both wishes are foolish,
but you'll be forgiven for forgetting
that what you really want is
love's confusing joy.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010



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