Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

(1207 - 1273 / Persia)

My Burning Heart


My heart is burning with love
All can see this flame
My heart is pulsing with passion
like waves on an ocean
my friends have become strangers
and I'm surrounded by enemies
But I'm free as the wind
no longer hurt by those who reproach me
I'm at home wherever I am
And in the room of lovers
I can see with closed eyes
the beauty that dances
Behind the veils
intoxicated with love
I too dance the rhythm
of this moving world
I have lost my senses
in my world of lovers

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

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