Moon

“The sky has never seen such a moon”

The sky has never seen such a moon, not even in its dreams,
No water could ever extinguish the fire of its light,

Look at my body, and look at my soul
From his cup of love, my soul is drunk, my body ruined

The tavern keeper became my heart’s companion
Love turned my blood into wine, and burned my heart

As my eyes fill with the image of his face, a voice resounds,
“Well done, cup. Excellent, wine.”

Looking into the ocean of love
My heart suddenly dove in, calling, “Find me!”

The face of the sun is Shams, the glory of Tabriz,
Our hearts, like clouds, trail after him.

Rumi (Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Rūmī) جلال‌الدین محمد رومی‎ Джалаладдин Руми
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