Thursday, November 19, 2009

[Sunlight] Only your name, only your wine -- Ghazal 2162



rebellious i feel again
i swear i can tear
every chain
you wrap around me

i'm that crazy
fastened fellow who
cages monsters
by his magical tongue

i don't want
this mortal life
i don't desire
this mortal soul

you my life
you my soul
you my love
that's who i want

when you hide away
i feel darkness in my faith
and when you appear
i'm filled with grace

if i drank from this jar
it's because of your reflection
and if i breathe without you
i regret it for the rest of my life

without you i swear
even if i fly
i'm sad
as a dark cloud

without you
even in a rose garden
i feel in prison
i swear again

the music to my ear
is only your name
the dance of my soul
is only with your wine

please come again
and reconstruct
this house of mine
this is my existence

going to an abbey
or going to a mosque
i'm only there
in search of you

-- Ghazal 2162
Poetic translation by Nader Khalili
"Rumi, Fountain of Fire"
Cal-Earth Press, 1994




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