Rumi has written some of the most astonishing poetry – read on
In the end you disappeared, gone beyond sight
Strange, the path you took, leaving this world
Strange how the beat of your wings destroyed the cage
And you flew to the world of the soul.
You were a nightingale, drunk amidst the owl music
Drunk with the music of joy
When the scent of the rose garden reached you
You were gone.
Now that you are the sun, what good is a crown?
And how do you tie your belt
Now that your body is air?
You were rain from heaven
That fell on this dry earth.
Be silent. Be free
Of all the pain of speech
Now, now you can rest
In the arms of the Beloved.