show me your face…

show me your face
i crave
flowers and gardens
open your lips
i crave
the taste of honey
come out from
behind the clouds
i desire a sunny face
your voice echoed
saying “leave me alone”
i wish to hear your voice
again saying “leave me alone”
i swear this city without you
is a prison
i am dying to get out
to roam in deserts and mountains
i am tired of
flimsy friends and
submissive companions
i die to walk with the brave
am blue hearing
nagging voices and meek cries
i desire loud music
drunken parties and
wild dance
one hand holding
a cup of wine
one hand caressing your hair
then dancing in orbital circle
that is what i yearn for
i can sing better than any nightingale
but because of
this city’s freaks
i seal my lips
while my heart weeps
yesterday the wisest man
holding a lit lantern
in daylight
was searching around town saying
i am tired of
all these beasts and brutes
i seek
a true human
we have all looked
for one but
no one could be found
they said
yes he replied
but my search is
for the one
who cannot be found

– Rumi

Advertisements

~ by aikaterine on August 13, 2007.

4 Responses to “show me your face…”

  1. Wow! Posts such as these prove to myself that I’m not a poet and can only hope to appreciate poetry!

  2. //yesterday the wisest man
    holding a lit lantern
    in daylight
    was searching around town saying
    i am tired of
    all these beasts and brutes
    i seek
    a true human
    we have all looked
    for one but
    no one could be found
    they said
    yes he replied
    but my search is
    for the one
    who cannot be found//

  3. Mahendra –

    The part of Rumi’s poem that you quoted is my favorite as well. I was going to write something underneath the poem about my interpretation of it, but I have not figured out what I think he means. I keep reading it, and ideas form, but none I am happy with. What do you think?

  4. I want to say that he is looking for himself, but, I don’t know…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: