Saturday, April 10, 2010

When I Die ~ Rumi

"When I die
when my coffinis being taken out
you must never think
i am missing this world.
don't shed any tears
don't lament or feel sorry
i'm not falling in to a monster's abyss

when you see
my corpse is being carried
don't cry for my leaving
i'm not leaving
i'm arriving at eternal love

when you leave me in the grave
don't say goodbye
remember a grave is only a curtain
for the paradise behind you'll only see me
descending into a grave now watch me rise

how can there be an end
when the sun sets or
the moon goes down
it looks like the end
it seems like a sunset
but in reality it is a dawn

when the grave locks you up
that is when your soul is freed
have you ever seen a seed fallen to earth
not rise with a new life
why should you doubt the rise
of a seed named human
have you ever seen a bucket lowered into a well
coming back empty
why lament for a soul
when it can come back
like Joseph from the well
when for the last time
you close your mouth
your words and soul will belong to the world of
no place no time~

RUMI, ghazal number 911.translated May 18, 1992, by Nader Khalili."

1 comment:

  1. agree ,so right and wonderful ,i dont know why people dont want to even talk about it ,we all should visit to our graves once in while as it will make us realistic and mature,take care