Friday, February 09, 2007

When I die..Poem by Rumi

when my coffin
is being taken out
you must never think
I am missing this world

don't shed any tears
don't lament or feel sorry
I'm not falling
into a monster's abyss

when you see
my corpse is being carried
don't cry for my leaving
I'm not leaving
I'm arriving at eternal love

when you leave me
in the grave
don't say goodbye
remember a grave is
only a curtain
for the paradise behind

you'll only see me
descending into a grave
now watch me rise
how can there be an end
when the sun sets or
the moon goes down

it looks like the end
it seems like a sunset
but in reality it is a dawn
when the grave locks you up
that is when your soul is freed

Have you ever seen
a seed fallen to earth
not rise with a new life
why should you doubt the rise
of a seed named human

have you ever seen
a bucket lowered into a well
coming back empty
why lament for a soul
when it can come back
like Joseph from the well

when for the last time
you close your mouth
your words and soul
will belong to the world of
no place no time

Rumi is a poet and Spiritual Sufi Master. His work was written in Persian and translated to many languages world wide. The translation looses the spirit of poetry but the essence remains.


Dareen said...

:) nice...

I don't like the fact that people are afraid of death...why? ya3ni, is life sooooo great?...its such a routine....don't get me wrong..ya3ni, I'm not looking forward to death...but I aint afraid of it anymore.....

and the crying and grief bla bla...yeah...for a week is ok...but anything longer is just a waste of tears....cuz I think there is cool stuff in the life after death :) insha'allah. :)

I'm very much against delaying and putting plans on hold for 1 year cuz someone weddings...etc..

Krys said...

I never think about death....
This poem made me think about it!!!

Mone said...

One thing for sure my friends, it is part of life...if there is life there if death, I just wish we can find out more about death like we do about live...
Dareen what do you think if death was as boring ?? LOL

Dareen said...

bi2til 7ali honeek :D

Mone said...

hahaha, but then you will be sent back to life!!!

Dareen said...

well, ba3malli wasta ma3a allah 7ata ya3teeni shi job to be an angel :D broo7 3eesh ma3un...a7la 3eeshi :D

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This is Rumi's, ghazal number 911,
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