Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Rumi - No face



come and see me
today i am away
out of this world
hidden away
from me and i


i grabbed a dagger
made slices of
me from myself
since i belong
not to me
not to anyone


i am so sorry
for not having done
this cutting away before
it was my soul's mind
and not mine


i have no idea
how my inner fire
is burning today
my tongue
is on a different flame


i see myself
with a hundred faces
and to each one
i swear it is me


surely i must have
a hundred faces
i confess none is mine
i have no face


ghazal number 1519, translated by Nader Khalili



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