Wednesday, August 24, 2005

ODE -Rumi

come on darling
pass me one more cup
bestow on my soul

tranquility once more

and do it now
today is my turn
i can wait no more

for the unknown tomorrow

if you have as my share

even a small trace of grace

give it to me now don't
make me wait

let me go free

help me to break out

from this new trap

i've fallen into again

don't hand me over

to the monster of my thoughts

my thoughts are another trap

another waiting vampire

take my only belongings

take them to the pawn shop
pledge them once more and
bring me the last cup

-- Ode (Ghazal) 1045
Translated by Nader Khalili
"Rumi, Fountain of Fire"
Burning Gate Press, Los Angeles, 1994

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