Rumi – A Cap to Wear in Both Worlds
There is a passion in me that doesn’t
long for anything from another human being.
I was given something else, a cap to wear
in both worlds. It fell off. No matter.
One morning I went to a place beyond dawn.
A source of sweetness that flows
and is never less. I have been shown
a beauty that would confuse both worlds,
But I won’t cause that uproar. I am
nothing but a head set on the ground
as a gift to Shams.
Midnight, but your forehead
shines with dawn. You dance as
you come to me and curl by curl
undo the dark. Let jealousy end.
There’s a strange frenzy in my head,
of birds flying,
each particle circulating on its own.
Is the one I love everywhere?