Thursday, June 11, 2015

O Sky, don't revolve without me! | Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī

O Sky, don't revolve without me!
O Moon, do not shine without me!
O Earth, do not go without me!
O Time, do not go without me!
This world is enchanted by you,
that world is enchanted by you
Don't stay without me in this world!
Don't go to that world without me!
Your face, yonder radiant Moon
makes lucid and lights our night
I'm only the night, you're the Moon . . .
Don't go to the spheres without me!
The rose, she is kind to the thorn
and she protects him from fire
Look, you are the rose, I'm the thorn!
Don't go to your home without me!

Jalāl ad-Dīn Rūmī (1207-1273)
Ghazal (Ode) 2195