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All Through Eternity – A Soul Enriching Poem By Rumi

All Through Eternity – A Soul Enriching Poem By Rumi

Life often moves so fast that we seldom have a chance to reflect on the miraculous beauty of it. In fact, we are often confronted with so many challenges and difficulties that it’s difficult to remember what a truly marvellous gift life really is. Luckily,…

The Guest House – Soul Enriching Poem By Rumi

The Guest House – Soul Enriching Poem By Rumi

Life often moves so fast that we seldom have a chance to reflect on the miraculous beauty of it. In fact, we are often confronted with so many challenges and difficulties that it’s difficult to remember what a truly marvellous gift life really is. Luckily,…

Only Breath – Soul Enriching Poem By Rumi

Only Breath – Soul Enriching Poem By Rumi

Life often moves so fast that we seldom have a chance to reflect on the miraculous beauty of it. In fact, we are often confronted with so many challenges and difficulties that it’s difficult to remember what a truly marvellous gift life really is. Luckily, there’s Rumi and his unique ability to inspire with his stunning poetry. Having a collection of inspiring Rumi poetry at hand can be quite helpful, especially when life confronts you with great difficulties. During these challenging times, it can be wonderfully uplifting – sometimes even life-changing, to read Rumi’s wise sayings. His inspirational poetry about life will help you to remember how beautiful your existence already is. Similarly, his poems will encourage you to get back up on your feet whenever life drags you down.

Jalal ad-Din Rumi, the great Persian poet and Sufi mystic, is not only widely popular all around the world but has also become the #1 best-selling poet in the US. The Arabian poet who composed more than 50,000 lines of inspiring and enlightening poems during his lifetime intended with his impressive work to bring the reader closer to the truth. As millions of followers and readers will attest, Rumi greatly succeeded with his mission.

Rumi’s ecstatic poems have influenced millions of people from all kinds of different backgrounds throughout the ages. Even though he was born 809 years ago, his great influence still endures in the present day and age. This is mainly because his unique way of writing is still capturing the imaginations of modern-day readers. At the same time, he is skilfully able to articulate the deep longing for meaning many of us feel within, which further contributes to his popularity.

Today I share with you the poem “I am only the house of your Beloved”. I hope you find the following poem as uplifting and soul enriching as I do.

 

 

Only Breath – Soul Enriching Poem By Rumi

 

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,

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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I am only the house of your Beloved – Poem By Rumi

I am only the house of your Beloved – Poem By Rumi

Life often moves so fast that we seldom have a chance to reflect on the miraculous beauty of it. In fact, we are often confronted with so many challenges and difficulties that it’s difficult to remember what a truly marvellous gift life really is. Luckily,…

A Golden Compass – A Soul Enriching Poem By Hafiz

A Golden Compass – A Soul Enriching Poem By Hafiz

Today I will be sharing the poem: “A Golden Compass” by poet Hafez, also known in poetry circles as Hafiz. Hafez Shams-ud-Dīn Muhammad Shirazi was born in 1326 in the Persian city of Shiraz, Iran. A master of the poetic ghazal form and a fervent…

In a Tree House – Soul Enriching Poem By Hafiz

In a Tree House – Soul Enriching Poem By Hafiz

Today I will be sharing the poem: “In a Tree House” by poet Hafez, also known in poetry circles as Hafiz.

Hafez Shams-ud-Dīn Muhammad Shirazi was born in 1326 in the Persian city of Shiraz, Iran. A master of the poetic ghazal form and a fervent follower of the works of Rumi, Saadi and Nazmi, his collected works are regarded as a pinnacle of Persian literature. Today, his influence lives on as the most popular poet in Iran.

Despite his profound effect on Persian life and culture and his enduring popularity and influence, few details of Hafez’s life are known. However many semi-miraculous mythical tales were woven around Hafez that still survive today. It is said that by listening to his father’s recitations Hafez had accomplished the task of learning the Qur’an by heart at an early age.  At the same time Hāfez is said to have known by heart the works of Rumi, Saadi, Farid ud-Din and Nizami.

According to one legend, before meeting his patron, Hajji Zayn al-Attar, Hafez had been working in a bakery, delivering bread to a wealthy quarter of the town. There he first saw Shakh-e Nabat, a woman of great beauty, to whom some of his poems are addressed. Ravished by her beauty, but knowing that his love for her would not be requited, he allegedly held his first mystic vigil in his desire to realize this union. During this he encountered a being of surpassing beauty who identified himself as an angel, and his further attempts at union became mystic; a pursuit of spiritual union with the divine. A Western parallel is that of Dante and Beatrice.

Furthermore at age 60 he is said to have completed a 40-day-and-night vigil by sitting in a circle which he had drawn for himself. The incredible mental and physical strength needed for such an exercise and at such an age is astounding.

Hafez was acclaimed throughout the Islamic world during his lifetime, with other Persian poets imitating his work, and offers of patronage from Baghdad to India. Today, he is the most popular poet in Iran. Libraries in many other nations other than Iran such as Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia contain his works.

Much later, the work of Hafez would leave a mark on such Western writers as Thoreau, Goethe, and Ralph Waldo Emerson—the latter referring to him as “a poet’s poet.” His work was first translated into English in 1771 by William Jones (a scholar of ancient-India).

Hafez died in 1390. His mausoleum is located in the Musalla Gardens of Shiraz.

*Bio taken from allpoetry.com*

I hope you find the following poem as uplifting and soul enriching as I do.

 

 

In a Tree House – Soul Enriching Poem By Hafiz

 

Light
Will someday split you open
Even if your life is now a cage,

For a divine seed, the crown of destiny,
Is hidden and sown on an ancient, fertile plain
You hold the title to.

Love will surely bust you wide open
Into an unfettered, blooming new galaxy

Even if your mind is now
A spoiled mule.

A life-giving radiance will come,
The Friend’s gratuity will come –

O look again within yourself,
For I know you were once the elegant host
To all the marvels in creation.

From a sacred crevice in your body
A bow rises each night
And shoots your soul into God.

Behold the Beautiful Drunk Singing One
From the lunar vantage point of love.

He is conducting the affairs
of the whole universe

While throwing wild parties
In a tree house – on a limb
In your heart.

 

 

 

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What Happens When Your Soul Begins To Awaken – Hafiz

What Happens When Your Soul Begins To Awaken – Hafiz

Today I will be sharing the poem: “What Happens When Your Soul Begins To Awaken” by poet Hafez, also known in poetry circles as Hafiz. Hafez Shams-ud-Dīn Muhammad Shirazi was born in 1326 in the Persian city of Shiraz, Iran. A master of the poetic…