Whether asleep or awake, I am thirsty for that Friend…

If you are not going to bed, then sit, I am going.
Tell your tale, I have told mine.
I have had enough of tales and am like a drunkard –
slumber is making me lurch and fall in every direction.
Whether asleep or awake, I am thirsty for that Friend,
the companion and mate of His Image’s form.
Like the form in a mirror I follow that Face, displaying
and concealing His Attributes.
When He laughs, I laugh, and when He becomes agitated,
so do I.

Say the rest Thyself – for the pearls of meaning I have
strung on speech’s necklace derive from Thy Ocean.

         – Rumi
             Translation by William C. Chittick

Published in: on October 18, 2006 at 2:56 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. Alhamdulillah, how beautiful🙂 Thank you for posting it. May we all become such pearls on His necklace.

    Ya Haqq!

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