Mar 19 2005

Like This

Published by at 1:33 am under Love Poems by Rumi

Like This

By Rumi

If anyone asks you
how the perfect satisfaction
of all our sexual wanting
will look, lift your face
and say,
Like this.

When someone mentions the gracefulness
of the nightsky, climb up on the roof
and dance and say,
Like this.

If anyone wants to know what "spirit" is,
or what "God’s fragrance" means,
lean your head toward him or her.
Keep your face there close.
Like this.

When someone quotes the old poetic image
about clouds gradually uncovering the moon,
slowly loosen knot by knot the strings
of your robe.
Like this.

If anyone wonders how Jesus raised the dead,
don’t try to explain the miracle.
Kiss me on the lips.
Like this. Like this.

When someone asks what it means
to "die for love," point

If someone asks how tall I am, frown
and measure with your fingers the space
between the creases on your forehead.
This tall.

The soul sometimes leaves the body, the returns.
When someone doesn’t believe that,
walk back into my house.
Like this.

When lovers moan,
they’re telling our story.
Like this.

I am a sky where spirits live.
Stare into this deepening blue,
while the breeze says a secret.
Like this.

When someone asks what there is to do,
light the candle in his hand.
Like this.

How did Joseph’s scent come to Jacob?

How did Jacob’s sight return?

A little wind cleans the eyes.
Like this.

When Shams comes back from Tabriz,
he’ll put just his head around the edge
of the door to surprise us
Like this.

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13 responses so far

13 Responses to “Like This”

  1. Gueston 18 May 2005 at 6:31 pm

    not very goood! but hey, you tried your best.keep working on it

  2. Gueston 25 Jun 2005 at 2:52 pm

    Ummm… Rumi is a VERY famous and influential poet. And this is considered one of his more lovely works.
    How sad that you could not appreciate it.
    I will hold myself from insulting your poor grammar and spelling. You would not appreciate an artful jab, I suppose.

  3. Gueston 26 Jun 2005 at 11:10 pm

    I agree

  4. Gueston 29 Jun 2006 at 4:29 am

    This guy kicks a**.

  5. Gueston 25 Mar 2006 at 9:06 pm

    This poem was wonderful
    would love to read more that this.Thank-you

  6. Gueston 30 Mar 2006 at 11:40 pm
  7. Gueston 30 Mar 2006 at 11:43 pm

    silence of self
    love surrounds
    life meaningless
    beloved god

  8. Gueston 05 Sep 2006 at 12:28 am

    Simply wonderful. Beautiful. Awe inspiring. Whenever I read this, the first thing I want to do is call my lover and smile with him…and then go watch the stars for hours. Rumi speaks volumes to me. 🙂

  9. Masayukion 14 Nov 2007 at 6:40 am

    is nice to read this poem 🙂

  10. yumi iidaon 11 Feb 2008 at 4:50 pm

    awwwwww….. it\’s so sweet!!!! 🙂

  11. this on 24 Apr 2008 at 12:08 pm

    :roll 🙂 :grin 😕 :zzz :p :upset

  12. Laurenon 25 Aug 2010 at 5:03 am

    I liked it, its sweet

  13. KKon 23 Feb 2011 at 7:28 am

    Makes my cry…so much!

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