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What Fear of Loss

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Mar. 24th, 2014 | 03:26 pm
posted by: dervishspin in dailyrumi

When we are with you, what fear of loss
could we possibly have?

You change every grief to gold.
You give us the key
to each world we come to.

You sweeten the lips of those we love,
and you open their mouths in desire.

You are beyond all guessing,
yet within each guess.

Hidden, yet beginning
to be revealed.

We have fallen into the sugar shaker.
We are the ground beneath you.
Let someone else describe the sky.

Hold us in silence.
Do not throw us back
into some discussion.

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Version by Coleman Barks in Rumi: Bridge to the Soul.  

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