Poem: Quatrains_Rumi

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Poem

Poem: Quatrains_Rumi

Don’t let your throat tighten
with fear. Take sips of breath
all day and night. Before death
closes your mouth.

There’s no love in me without your being,
no breath without that. I once thought
I could give up this longing, then though again,
But I couldn’t continue being human.

From This Longing, versions by John Moyne and Coleman Barks