Tuesday, March 13, 2007

You will be missed.


Gone to the Unseen
by Rumi

At last you have departed and gone to the Unseen.
What marvelous route did you take from this world?

Beating your wings and feathers,
you broke free from this cage.
Rising up to the sky
you attained the world of the soul.
You were a prized falcon trapped by an Old Woman.
Then you heard the drummer's call
and flew beyond space and time.

As a lovesick nightingale, you flew among the owls.
Then came the scent of the rosegarden
and you flew off to meet the Rose.

The wine of this fleeting world
caused your head to ache.
Finally you joined the tavern of Eternity.
Like an arrow, you sped from the bow
and went straight for the bull's eye of bliss.

This phantom world gave you false signs
But you turned from the illusion
and journeyed to the land of truth.

You are now the Sun -
what need have you for a crown?
You have vanished from this world -
what need have you to tie your robe?

I've heard that you can barely see your soul.
But why look at all? -
yours is now the Soul of Souls!

O heart, what a wonderful bird you are.
Seeking divine heights,
Flapping your wings,
you smashed the pointed spears of your enemy.

The flowers flee from Autumn, but not you -
You are the fearless rose
that grows amidst the freezing wind.

Pouring down like the rain of heaven
you fell upon the rooftop of this world.
Then you ran in every direction
and escaped through the drain spout . . .

Now the words are over
and the pain they bring is gone.
Now you have gone to rest
in the arms of the Beloved.

10 comments:

DC Girl said...

everything ok?

Anonymous said...

Twas the night before your birthday,
And all through the herd,
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even the nerd ...

Hope you're gearing up for a great birthday! It will be your best year yet, and we all wish a year full of wonderful memories, health and smiles to last a lifetime. And cake, oodles and oodles of delicious cake.

Happy Birthday!

happyreader said...

Is this about Jean Baudrillard?
Sorry if his death has made you sad.
Have been enjoying the birthday lead ins and the photos.
Happy Birthday.

Terra Shield said...

Hey Sabila,

Happy Birthday :)

Bigkahuna said...

Many happy birthday wishes to you!

SabilaK said...

DCGirl: my aunt passed away on Monday.

Everyone else, thanks for the birthday wishes.

zee said...

condolences

n' Happy Birthday!

BigKahuna said...

My dua for your aunt and sincere prayers for solace for you and your family.

Terra Shield said...

condolences... take care

Anonymous said...

Prayers for your aunt and family.
May god give you strength