Saturday, July 27, 2013

Rûmi - Looking For Your Face

From the beginning of my life
I have been looking for your face
but today I have seen it
Today I have seen
the charm, the beauty,
the unfathomable grace
of the face
that I was looking for Today I have found you
and those who laughed
and scorned me yesterday
are sorry that they were not looking
as I did I am bewildered by the magnificence
of your beauty
and wish to see you
with a hundred eyes My heart has burned with passion
and has searched forever
for this wondrous beauty
that I now behold I am ashamed
to call this love human
and afraid of God
to call it divine Your fragrant breath
like the morning breeze
has come to the stillness of the garden
You have breathed new life into me
I have become your sunshine
and also your shadow My soul is screaming in ecstacy
Every fiber of my being
is in love with you Your efflugence
has lit a fire in my heart
for me
the earth and sky My arrow of love
has arrived at the target
I am in the house of mercy
and my heart
is a place of prayer

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