Rumi’s Easter Poem – Happy Easter!

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Everyone has eaten and fallen asleep. The house is empty. We walk out to the garden to let the apple meet the peach, to carry messages between rose and jasmine.

Spring is Christ,
Raising martyred plants from their shrouds.
Their mouths open in gratitude, wanting to be kissed.
The glow of the rose and the tulip means a lamp is inside.
A leaf trembles. I tremble in the wind-beauty like silk from Turkestan.
The censer fans into flame.

This wind is the Holy Spirit.
The trees are Mary.
Watch how husband and wife play subtle games with their hands.
Cloudy pearls from Aden are thrown across the lovers,
as is the marriage custom.

The scent of Joseph’s shirt comes to Jacob.
A red carnelian of Yemeni laughter is heard
by Muhammad in Mecca.

We talk about this and that. There’s no rest except on these branching moments.

– Jalaluddin Rumi (from The Essential Rumi, by Coleman Barks)

Ya Haqq!


5 Responses to Rumi’s Easter Poem – Happy Easter!

  1. phil noble says:

    Paddy and I have been in the garden all day. This poem speaks my heart.

  2. mairedubhtx says:

    A beautiful poem for Easter.

  3. Mignon says:

    ” I have come to my garden, my sister, my bride,
    I gather my myrhh and my spices. .. . O garden dweller, my friends are listening for your voice, let me hear it!” Joy of the Light and Ya Haqq!

  4. Karima N says:

    Ya Nur! Your Smile Shines on every thing on these beauty-full days of resurrection of tulips, leaves, birds and dreams! Amin!

  5. Irving says:

    Thank you all for the kind comments and lovely, poetic words :)

    Ya Haqq!

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