The Lovers


by Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi

The lovers
will drink wine night and day.
They will drink until they can
tear away the veils of intellect and
melt away the layers of shame and modesty.
When in Love,
body, mind, heart and soul don’t even exist.
Become this,
fall in Love, and you will not be separated again.

Poem translated by Sharam Shiva

About the Author:

Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi (September 30, 1207 – December 17, 1273) was a Persian Muslim poet, jurist, theologian and Sufi mystic.