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A Poem By Rumi

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Here is a poem by Rumi in its original Persian text and its English translation.

Here is a poem by Rumi in its original Persian text and its English translation.


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  • 1. A Poem by Rumi
  • 2. Maulana Jalal-addin Rumi (1207-1273)
  • 3. Whirling Dervishes
  • 4. A Poem by Rumi The moment of happiness خنک آن دم که نشینیم در ایوان من و تو به دو نقش و به دو صورت به یکی جان من و تو Happy the moment when we are seated in the palace, you and I, With two forms and with two figures but with one soul, you and I.
  • 5. A Poem by Rumi The moment of happiness دادِ باغ و دم مرغان بدهد آب حیات آن زمانی که در آئیم به بستان من و تو The beauty of the garden and the bird-song will bestow immortality At the time when we enter the garden, you and I.
  • 6. A Poem by Rumi The moment of happiness اختران فلک آیند به نظّاره ی ما مه خود را بنمائیم بدیشان من و تو The stars of Heaven will come to gaze upon us: We shall show them the moon’s sickle, you and I.
  • 7. A Poem by Rumi The moment of happiness من و تو بی من و تو جمع شویم از سر ذوق خوش و خرّم ز خرافاتِ پریشان من و تو You and I, individuals no more, shall be mingled in ecstasy, Joyful and indifferent to idle fable, you and I.
  • 8. A Poem by Rumi The moment of happiness طوطیان فلکی جمله شکر خوار شوند در مقامی که بخندیم بدانسان من و تو All the bright-plumed birds of Heaven will devour their hearts with envy In the place where we shall laugh in such a fashion, you and I.
  • 9. A Poem by Rumi The moment of happiness این عجب تر که من و تو به یکی کنج اینجا هم درین دم به عراقیم و خراسان من و تو This is the greatest wonder, that you and I, sitting here in the same nook,   Are at this moment both in ‘East and West, you and I.
  • 10. A Poem by Rumi The moment of happiness به یکی نقش برین خاک و بر آن نقش دگر در بهشت ابدیّ و شکرستان من و تو In one form upon this earth, and in another form in eternal paradise and the land of sugar, you and I.