Tomorrow (Dec. 17) marks the anniversary of the death of the Sufi poet Rumi.
Here are five of our favorite poems by him…
I AM THINE AND THOU ART MINE
(trans. by R.A. Nicholson)
Eternal Life is gained
by utter abandonment of one’s own life.
When God appears to His ardent lover,
the lover is absorbed in Him, and not so much as a hair of the lover remains.
True lovers are as shadows,
and when the sun shines in glory the shadows vanish away.
He is a true lover to God to whom God says
“I am thine and thou art Mine.”