The Love Dervishes’ Meeting Room

It take the courage of inner majesty
to stand in this doorway,
where there is no celebrating good fortune,
where talk of luck is embarrassing.

However your robe of patches fits is right.
If you are God’s light, keep moving east
to west as you have been.
Do not pretend something other than the truth.

Measuring devices do not work in this room
where the love dervishes meet.

No tradition grows here, and no soup simmers.
We sit in pure absence without expectation.

Love Dervishes Meeting Room#6

Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273)
tr.Coleman Barks
from Rumi: The Big Red Book
HarperCollins 2010

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