Sufi Sema Dance of Whirling Dervishes - a Poem by Rumi

Tonight, there is just me whirling
surrounded by a thousand hidden Sufi Dervishes.
Just like my invisible soul,
they're all invisible to my sights tonight.
O Sufi musicians,
stop complaining and just keep on playing,
so you all can also grasp
the true essence and meaning
of this Sufi Dance of Whirling Dervishes.

امشب منم و هزار صوفی پنهان
ماننده‌ی جان جمله نهانند و عیان
ای عارف مطرب هله تقصیر مکن
تا دریابی بدین صفت رقص‌کنان
 مولانا جلال الدين بلخي رومي

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