Who is at my door?

He said, “Who is at my door?”
I said, “Your humble servant.”
He said, “What business do you have?”
I said, “To greet you, 0 Lord.”

He said, “How long will you journey on?”
I said, “Until you stop me.”
He said, “How long will you boil in the fire?”
I said, “Until I am pure.

“This is my oath of love.
For the sake of love
I gave up wealth and position.”

He said, “You have pleaded your case
but you have no witness.”
I said, “My tears are my witness;
the pallor of my face is my proof.’
He said, “Your witness has no credibility;
your eyes are too wet to see.”
I said, “By the splendor of your justice
my eyes are clear and faultless.”

He said, “What do you seek?”
I said, “To have you as my constant friend.”
He said, “What do you want from me?”
I said, “Your abundant grace.”

He said, “Who was your companion on the ‘ourney?
I said, “The thought of you, 0 King.”
He said, “What called you here?”
I said, “The fragrance of your wine.”

He said, “What brings you the most fulfillment?”
I said, “The company of the Emperor.”
He said, “What do you find there?”
I said, “A hundred miracles.”
He said, “Why is the palace deserted?”
I said, “They all fear the thief.”
He said, “Who is the thief?”
I said, “The one who keeps me from -you.

He said, “Where is there safety?”
I said, “In service and renunciation.”
He said, “What is there to renounce?”
I said, “The hope of salvation.”

He said, “Where is there calamity?”
I said, “In the presence of your love.”
He said, “How do you benefit from this life?”
I said, “By keeping true to myself

Now it is time for silence.
If I told you about His true essence
You would fly from your self and be gone,
and neither door nor roof could hold you back!

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi 

(1207 – 1273 )

In the Arms of the Beloved,

WHAT IS THE ROOT ?

What
Is the
Root of all these
Words?

One thing: love.

But a love so deep and sweet
It needed to express itself
With scents, sounds, colors
That never before
Existed.

― شمس الدین محمد حافظ /
Shams-al-Din Mohammad Hafez,
(1325 – 1389 )

Love All.

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Fragrant Breeze

( Monday poetry Blog )

One within all beads

A pious one with a hundred beads on your rosary,
or a drunkard in a tavern,


any gift you bring for the Beloved , will be accepted
as long as you come in longing.


It is this most secret pain,


this bleeding separation,
which will guide you to your Heart of Hearts.

by Abu-Said Abil-Kheir

English version by Vraje Abramian
Original Language Persian/Farsi

Love all.

Compiled by : ram H singhal

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Worship you forever

Do you know how beautiful you are?
I think not, my dear,
Yet Hafiz
Could set you upon a Stage
And worship you forever!

― شمس الدین محمد حافظ /
Shams-al-Din Mohammad Hafez,
(1325 – 1389 )

Love All.

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Fragrant Breeze

( Monday poetry Blog )

Ocean of God’s love

Happiness is the ocean of God’s love where we all merge to have same level ,

Some as Atheist and some as Theist.

some with words and some without words.

Love all.

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A Crystal Rim

The
Earth
Lifts its glass to the sun
And light — light
Is poured.

A bird
Comes and sits on a crystal rim
And from my forest cave I
Hear singing.

So I run to the edge of existence
And join my soul in love.

I lift my heart to God
And grace is poured.

An emerald bird rises from inside me
And now sits
Upon the Beloved’s
Glass.

I have left that dark cave forever.
My body has blended with His.

I lay my wing
As a bridge to you

So that you can join us
Singing.

by 

Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

Original Language English

Love All.

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Fragrant Breeze

( Monday poetry Blog )

Happy Secret.

Beauty radiated in eternity
With its light;
Love was born
And set the worlds alight.

It revealed itself to angels
Who knew not how to love;
It turned shyly towards man
And set fire to his heart.

Reason ventured to light
Its own flame and wear the crown,
But Your radiance
Turned the world
Of reason upside down.

Others got pleasure
As was their fate.
My heart was
Towards sadness inclined;
For me, sorrow was destined.

Beauty yearned to see itself;
It turned to man to sing its praise.

Hafiz wrote this song      

Drunk with Love,

From a heart

Carrying a happy secret.

― شمس الدین محمد حافظ /
Shams-al-Din Mohammad Hafez,
(1325 – 1389 )

Love All.

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Fragrant Breeze

( Monday poetry Blog )

Love and Light

If you are seeking closeness to the Beloved,

      love everyone.
Whether in their presence or absence,
        see only their good.

If you want to be as clear and refreshing as
         the breath of the morning breeze,
like the sun have nothing but warmth and light
           for everyone.

~ Abu-Said Abil-Kheir

(967-1049,

Sufi Poet and Mystic)

Love all.

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Life Companion

“Our union is like this:

You feel cold so I reach for a blanket to cover
our shivering feet.

A hunger comes into your body
so I run to my garden and start digging potatoes.

You asked for a few words of comfort and guidance and
I quickly kneel by your side offering you
a whole book as a
gift.

You ache with loneliness one night so much
you weep, and I say

here is a rope, tie it around me,
Hafiz will be your
companion for
life.”

― شمس الدین محمد حافظ / 
Shams-al-Din Mohammad Hafez, 
(1325 – 1389 )

Love All.

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for

Fragrant Breeze

( Monday poetry Blog )

Unexplained love

However much we describe and explain love,
When we fall in love we are ashamed of our words.

Explanation by the tongue makes most things clear,
But love unexplained is clearer.

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi(1207 – 1273 )

Love all.

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