Words (a repost)


Dazzled by the beauty,

they are failed by the words.

Recovering and in pursuit,

they keep their feelings veiled by the words.

Romance they indulge in,

but are curtailed by the words.

Entranced in love,

they forget the roses but are bailed by the words.

Instead of happily ever after at the end,

they listen to the silence of the words.


42 thoughts on “Words (a repost)

      • Is it? What a shame! I’ve read some English translations and it does make the heart ache thinking of how brilliant the original must be!
        I had also written ‘O Vulnerable One’ as an attempt at that genre, for a friend who loves Rumi…


      • ESP says:

        I must read that post again, don’t remember.For that matter I must catch up with your posts..this weekend hopefully. Rumi is well translated though, which translation of Hafez did you read.

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      • I don’t exactly remember which one, but there was a time when I was obsessed with his poetry (lol, you get it, right?) and read a lot, coming across some entrancing quotes. One was ‘Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends.’ Then there was one I remember with something like, ‘Listen, this world is the lunatic’s sphere..’ Don’t remember all of it but it was something along the lines of, although I live here on earth, my address is somewhere else..


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