Mysticism of Rumi (Part4) - عرفان مولانا

چون نماز شام بر کس بنهد چراغ و خوانی
منم و خیالی یاری غم و نوحه و فغانی

It's after the evening prayer,
the lamps are lit
and the tables are laid
but I'm immersed
with the thoughts of my Friend (God)
I'm filled
with grief, sorrows, and lamentations.

گفتم ای نی تو چنین زار چرا می نالی

گفت من هم بریده ام او شرط بود نالیدن

I asked the ney-flute:
How come you're also wailing with such a passion?
the Flute responded:
Just like you, I'm also being separated
that's good enough reason for wailing.

سوال کردم از خار کین سلاح تو چیست

جواب داد که گلزار صد عدو دارد

I asked the thorn:
Why are you carrying all those arms?
The thorn responded:
The flower garden has a hundred sworn enemies!

جز خون دل عاشق آن شیر نیاشامد

من زاده یی آن شیرم دل جویم و خونخوارم

That Lion won't drink anything else
Except blood from a lover's heart.
I was born a Lion too!
I'm also a heart seeker
I'm also blood sucker!

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