Ever drunk with love

The Lover is ever drunk with love;
He is free, he is mad,
He dances with ecstasy and delight.

Caught by our own thoughts,
we worry about every little thing,
But once we get drunk on that love,
Whatever will be, will be.

Rumi

– Poetic version by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva
“A Garden Beyond Paradise – The Mystical Poetry of Rumi”
Bantam Books, 1992

Published on May 7, 2007 at 11:43 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. let me add what I have by Rumi on this subject. Hope you don’t mind other’s adding to this siteūüôā

    I am hopelessly in love with you,
    no point giving me advice.
    I have drunk love’s poison,
    no point taking any remedy.
    They want to chain my feet
    but
    it is my heart that has gone mad.


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