Dumbfounded by Love

Dear soul, Love alone cuts arguments short,
for it alone comes to the rescue when you cry for help against
Eloquence is dumbfounded by Love: it dares not wrangle;
for the lover fears that, if he answers back,
the pearl of inner experience might fall out of his mouth.

Rumi – translation by Camille and Kabir Helminski
“Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance”
Threshold Books, 1996

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Raza Rumi is a freelance writer from Lahore, Pakistan. He regularly writes for the Pakistani weekly The Friday Times, The News and Daily DAWN on myriad topics such as history, arts, literatue and society. Raza blogs at Jahane Rumi - a website devoted to Sufi thought, the arts, literature, and cultures of South Asia. Raza also edits a cyber-magazine Pak Tea House; and compiles the Development Industry blog . Specialties: Raza is also regular writer at All Things Pakistan, Desicritics, and Global Voices. Raza has worked in Pakistan and abroad in various organizations including multilateral institutions such as the United Nations.

  • Shaheen Sultan Dhanji

    simply beautiful….


  • http://www.pakspectator.com Ghazala Khan

    Well Said…..

  • http://www.manmahesh.blogspot.com Manpreet

    If only I had read this two days back…. life would have been so easy…