Rumi As The Greatest Poet Forever..(A nice Poem is being presented, nice readings! )

in rumi •  3 months ago

I love Rumi since my youth. Because his poems are pure and inspired. I know, a translation is not as good as its original text,but I know again that Rumi's translations are better than others' originals. Have a nice reading..

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From Essential Rumi
by Coleman Barks

Only Breath

Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu
Buddhist, sufi, or zen.
Not any religion or cultural system.

I am not from the East or the West,,
not out of the ocean
or up from the ground,
not natural or ethereal,
not composed of elements at all.

I do not exist,
I am not an entity in this world or in the next,
did not descend from Adam and Eve or any origin story.

My place is placeless, a trace of the traceless.
Neither body or soul.

I belong to the beloved, have seen the two
worlds as one and that one call to and know,

first, last, outer, inner, only that
breath breathing human being.

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