Allspirit - Spiritual Poetry, Quotations, Song Lyrics and Texts
Be with those who help your being...
Be with those who help your being.
Don't sit with indifferent people, whose breath
comes cold out of their mouths.
Not these visible forms, your work is deeper.
A chunk of dirt thrown in the air breaks to pieces.
If you don't try to fly,
and so break yourself apart,
you will be broken open by death,
when it's too late for all you could become.
Leaves get yellow. The tree puts out fresh roots
and makes them green.
Why are you so content with a love that turns you yellow?
Translated by Coleman Barks
Links to other Rumi sites
- Coleman Barks
Website of Coleman Barks, one of the foremost translators of Rumi
- Rumi Poems
Rumi Odes & Quatrains by Shahram Shiva
- The Way of the Heart
Ecstatic poetry and teaching stories of Rumi on CD