Remember what I said. . . .
I said, Don’t leave, for I am your Friend.
In the mirage of this world
I am the fountain of life.
Even if you leave in anger
and stay away for a thousand years
You will return to me,
for I am your goal.
I said, Don’t be content with worldly promises
for I am the tabernacle of your contentment.
I said, Do not go upon the dry land
for I am the Sea without a shore.
I said, O bird, do not fly into the hunter’s net;
Come toward me, for I am the power
that moves your wings,
that lifts you through the sky.
I said, They’ll capture you and put you on ice;
I am the fire and the warmth
of your true yearning.
I said, They will cover you with water and clay;
You will forget that I am your taintless beginning.
I said, No one can tell how my work will manifest
for I create the world from all sides.
Let your heart’s light guide you to my house.
Let your heart’s light show you that we are one.
These lines are copied from:
Rumi - In the Arms of the Beloved: Page 14 - 15
Translations by Jonathan Star