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Rumi Ramadan Poem

By Jalaluddin Rumi

 

O moon-faced Beloved,
the month of Ramadan has arrived
Cover the table
and open the path of praise.

O fickle busybody,
its time to change your ways.
Can you see the one whos selling the halvah
how long will it be the halvah you desire?

Just a glimpse of the halvah-maker
has made you so sweet even honey says,
Ill put myself beneath your feet, like soil;
Ill worship at your shrine.

Your chick frets within the egg
with all your eating and choking.
Break out of your shell that your wings may grow.
Let yourself fly.

The lips of the Master are parched
from calling the Beloved.
The sound of your call resounds
through the horn of your empty belly.

Let nothing be inside of you.
Be empty:  give your lips to the lips of the reed.
When like a reed you fill with His breath,
then youll taste sweetness.

Sweetness is hidden in the Breath
that fills the reed.
Be like Mary by that sweet breath
a child grew within her.