Celebrating Spring with Rumi (and Pictures)

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Again, the violet bows to the lily.

Again, the rose is tearing off her gown!

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The green ones have come from the other world,

tipsy like the breeze up to some new foolishness.

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Again, near the top of the mountain

the anemone’s sweet features appear.

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The hyacinth speaks formally to the jasmine,

“Peace be with you.” “And peace to you, lad!

Come walk with me in this meadow.”

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Again, there are Sufis everywhere!

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The bud is shy, but the wind removes

her veil suddenly, “My friend!”

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The Friend is here like water in the stream,

like a lotus on the water.

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The narcissus winks at the wisteria,

“Whenever you say.”

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And the clove says to the willow, “You are the one

I hope for.” The willow replies, “Consider

these chambers of mine yours. Welcome!”

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The apple, “Orange, why the frown?”

“So that those who mean harm

will not see my beauty.”

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The ringdove comes asking, “Where,

where is the Friend?”

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With one note the nightingale

indicates the rose.

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Again, the season of Spring has come

and a spring-source rises under everything,

a moon sliding from the shadows.

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Many things must be left unsaid, because it’s late,

but whatever conversation we haven’t had

tonight, we’ll have tomorrow.

–Rumi

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6 thoughts on “Celebrating Spring with Rumi (and Pictures)

    1. Wait a moment here. Is this Carol MacKenzie, the one I have known since I was a little kid as Mrs. MacKenzie, as in Bobby’s mom?

      Like

    1. Thanks for the kind comments and all the recent likes–I just went to your site for a quick browse and am looking forward to spending more time there.

      Peace to you Uncle Tree

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