Becoming One (Rumi)
Updated: Jan 31, 2021
Poem translated by yours truly with much help from my sister Naz...
Look at the union of love and lover
Look how the wave and sand unite and become one
How long more talk of this cast and that?
Look how all casts have become one
How long seeing this and that in the good and bad?
Look how this and that have become one
Why say my world versus yours?
Look how all worlds have become one
Water, fire, earth, air and the moon,
See, how all these enemies have become one
The wolf, the sheep, the lion, and the deer
Out of the fear of your dismay, all have become one
Look at the branches in the garden, so to please you,
The thorn and rose have become one
See the unity in the opus, and know
The spring and autumn have become one
Oh shams how you reside in my heart
As no other has merged like us to become one