Rumi Poems

Short Poems of Rumi

A Dark Wine So Potent

At every Instant

Be Lost in the Call

Every Craftsman

Gone to the Unseen

If a tree could wander

We are as The Flute

The Sun Must Come

On Love

No End to the Journey

Love is Here

Secretly we Spoke





Rumi Short Poems



The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.

Lovers don't finally meet somewhere,
they're in each other all along.

- Rumi, tr, by Coleman Barks


The fault is in the blamer
Spirit sees nothing to criticize

- Rumi, 'The Wisdom of Rumi'




Rumi (1207 – 1273)

Rumi known as Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi and also popularly known as Mevlana ( was a 13th-century Persian Muslim poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Born in Persia, he spent much of his life in modern day Turkey. He is renowned as a mystical poet, who expressed the ecstasy and paradox of divine love.

Rumi Poems




Only You

Only you
I choose among the entire world.
Is it fair of you
letting me be unhappy?

My heart is a pen in your hand.
It is all up to you
to write me happy or sad.

I see only what you reveal
and live as you say.
All my feelings have the color
you desire to paint.

From the beginning to the end,
no one but you.

Please make my future
better than the past.

When you hide I change
to a Godless person,
and when you appear,
I find my faith.

Don't expect to find
any more in me
than what you give.

Don't search for
hidden pockets because
I've shown you that
all I have is all you gave.

- Rumi

Trans. Nader Khalili


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