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Poetry The Agony and Ecstasy of Divine Discontent: by Rumi

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    ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
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    The Agony and Ecstasy of Divine Discontent:
    The Moods of Rumi

    In the orchard and rose garden
    I long to see your face.
    In the taste of Sweetness
    I long to kiss your lips.
    In the shadows of passion
    I long for your love.

    Oh! Supreme Lover!
    Let me leave aside my worries.
    The flowers are blooming
    with the exultation of your Spirit.

    By Allah!
    I long to escape the prison of my ego
    and lose myself
    in the mountains and the desert.

    These sad and lonely people tire me.
    I long to revel in the drunken frenzy of your love
    and feel the strength of Rustam in my hands.

    I’m sick of mortal kings.
    I long to see your light.
    With lamps in hand
    the sheiks and mullahs roam
    the dark alleys of these towns
    not finding what they seek.

    You are the Essence of the Essence,
    The intoxication of Love.
    I long to sing your praises
    but stand mute
    with the agony of wishing in my heart.
    The Divine Now​

    Ocean tides ebb and flow,
    Pendulums swing to and fro.
    Sands of time erode away,
    Day into night, night into day.
    Mind’s eye sees early to late,
    The sun and moon perpetuate.
    Within this illusion of linear time,
    Dwells the truth of present Divine.​

    ~ Richard Arthur Albertson-Snipes ~
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