The Wakened Lover Speaks
The wakened lover speaks directly to the beloved,
‘You are the sky my spirit circles in,
the love inside love, the resurrection-place.
Let this window be your ear.
I have lost consciousness many times
with longing for your listening silence,
and your life-quickening smile.
You give attention to the smallest matters,
my suspicious doubts, and to the greatest.
You know my coins are counterfeit,
but you accept them anyway,
my impudence and my pretending!
When I was apart from you,
this world did not exist,
nor any other.
Whatever I was looking for
was always you.’
Rumi: Whoever Brought Me Here Will Have to Take Me Home, rendered by Barks & Moyne