Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Rumi - The Dancing Cry Of The Soul

 Love is the dancing cry of the soul, calling the body to worship
        Like a shining whirlpool, or a spinning mayfly
        So is love among the skies.

        I leap across the mountaintops, madly singing the song of all songs
        I float through the ether, intoxicated, thrilled
        I think only of your love, your calling to me
        And I dance the thousand dances of love, all returning to you.

        It is not the play of children, nor the detached unity of wise sages
        Unreal! Unnecessary!
        Where is the beauty?

        When I, like a glowing comet, may flash around your sun
        Laughing, singing, with the joy of loving you!

        Wine makes drunk the mind and body
        But it is love which thrills the soul
        When I approach you, I feel the mad pounding of love
        The singing wonder
        The joy which opens blossoms on the trees of the world.

        Come to me, and I shall dance with you
        In the temples, on the beaches, through the crowded streets
        Be you man or woman, plant or animal, slave or free
        I shall show you the brilliant crystal fires, shining within
        I shall show you the beauty deep within your soul
        I shall show the path beyond Heaven.

        Only dance, and your illusions will blow in the wind
        Dance, and make joyous the love around you
        Dance, and your veils which hide the Light
        Shall swirl in a heap at your feet.

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