A true lover is proved such by his pain of heart;
No sickness is there like sickness of heart.
The lover’s ailment is different from all ailments;
Love is the astrolabe of God’s mysteries.
A lover may hanker after this love or that love,
But at the last he is drawn to the KING of love.
However much we describe and explain love,
When we fall in love we are ashamed of our words.
Explanation by the tongue makes most things clear,
But love unexplained is clearer.
Jalaluddin Rumi was a 13th-century poet, jurist, scholar and theologian. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages. The major theme of his poems are LOVE for God, spiritual states and progression.
Photo: Astrolabe (Google Image)