It’s a habit of yours to walk slowly.

You hold a grudge for years.

With such heaviness, how can you be modest?

With such attachments, do you expect to arrive anywhere?

Be wide as the air to learn a secret.

Right now you’re equal portions clay

and water, thick mud.

Abraham learned how the sun and moon and the stars all set.

He said, No longer will I try to assign partners for God.

You are so weak. Give up to grace.

The ocean takes care of each wave

till it gets to shore.

You need more help than you know.

You’re trying to live your life in open scaffolding.

Say Bismillah, In the name God,

As the priest does with knife when he offers an animal.

Bismillah your old self

to find your real name.
From “The Essential Rumi”published by Castle Books.

7 Responses to Celebrating Eid with Rumi

  1. Nauman says:

    Wonderful poem and Eid Mubarak Raza. I’ve noticed that you are the only consistent blogger in the whole Pakistani blogosphere. All the rest, including myself, are a bunch of lazy delinquents who only write when they are in a mood of writing. Have a very happy Eid.

  2. sf says:

    Salaams Brother Raza,

    MashaAllah!
    A profoundly motivating poem!

    Eid Mubarak to you and your family.

    sf

  3. Sidhusaaheb says:

    “You hold a grudge for years.

    With such heaviness, how can you be modest?

    With such attachments, do you expect to arrive anywhere?

    Be wide as the air to learn a secret.”

    Bohat khoob! 🙂

  4. RR says:

    thanks Janaab
    great!

  5. Irving says:

    One of my favorite Rumi poems 🙂 Just perfect, and a real reflection of the path of Love.

    Ya Haqq!

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