The wisdom of Rumi

 

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“Fountain of Fire” is one of my favorite Rumi books. Everything in it resonates with me and I often use it for guidance or inspiration. “My dear friend” has a symbolic meaning – never lose hope, or despair if one day you feel you have fallen out of grace. This is a poem about faith. ‘Ah, I better keep silence, I know this endless love will surely arrive for you and you and you….’

My dear friend
never lose hope
when the Beloved
sends you away.

If you’re abandoned
if you’re left hopeless
tomorrow for sure
you’ll be called again.

If the door is shut
right in your face
keep waiting with patience
don’t leave right away.

Seeing your patience
your love will soon
summon you with grace
raise you like a champion.

And if all the roads
end up in dead ends
you’ll be shown the secret paths
no one will comprehend.

The beloved I know
will give with no qualms
to a puny ant
the kingdom of Solomon.

My heart has journeyed
many times around the world
but has never found
and will never find
such a Beloved again.

ah I better keep silence
I know this endless love
will surely arrive
for you and you and you.

 

 

From: Rumi ” Fountain of fire”
translated by Nader Khalili

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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