Songs of Unknowingness

Come down among us, be one of us lovers,
So that we may open up to you
the gate to the garden of love.

Come reside in our own house like a shadow,
for we are neighbors to the Sun

Although like the soul we are invisible in the world;

although like the love of lovers we are without a sign,
yet every sign of ours
can be traced back to You,
for just the Soul we are both hidden and manifest.

Whatever you think us to be,
look further up; we are above that.

You are water, but in a whirlpool and engulfed;
come down among us, since we are outpouring torrents.

Inasmuch as we have staked our all in pure poverty,
we know nothing except singing
these songs of unknowingness.

Divani Shamsi Tabrizi 1536
From: Rumi: “Love’s Ripening
Translated by K. Helminski & A. Rezwami

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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