The Essential Rumi

    The Essential Rumi is an English translation book from the magnificent collection of Rumi; Mesnevi. An American poet; Coleman Barks, working with John Moyne and J. Aberry gives the poet lovers this translation as an awesome gift. I'm going to say nothing about Rumi; words aren't enough to express him. A real beauty he is. I am just going to write down a poet of his. This book is so precious and stirs the hearts of Rumi devotees and win a lot of new converts. :)

       SAY  I  AM  YOU

 I am dust particles in sunlight.
I am the round sun.
To the bits of dust I say, Stay.
To the sun, Keep moving.
I am morning mist,
and the breathing of evening.
I am wind in the top of a grove,
and surf on the cliff.
Mast, rudder, helmsman, and keel,
I am also the coral reef they founder on.
I am a tree with a trained parrot in its branches.
Silence, thought, and voice.
The musical air coming through a flute,
a spark of a stone, a flickering
in metal. Both candle,
and the moth crazy around it.
Rose, and the nightingale
lost in the fragrance.
I am all orders of being, the circling galaxy,
the evolutionary intelligence, the lift,
and the falling away. What is,
and what isn’t. You who know
Jelaluddin, You the one
in all, say who
I am. Say I
am You.

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