Coffee With Rumi

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Broken Vases

“Tell me,” my lover asked me tenderly,

“how could you live without me?”

I said, “without you I am lost

like a fish out of water.”

He smiled, “This is only your own fault.”

“Rumi’s Little Book of Life: The Garden of the Soul, the Heart, and the Spirit”
Translated by Maryam Mafi and Azima Melita Kolin

*Sips cup of hazelnut decaf ruminating on Rumi*

Interesting poetry from someone who lived in the 13th century. Today is not a history lesson, it’s a lesson from history. A love letter-if you will-across time. “Tell me how could you live without me?” How many modern-day songs does this sound like? I’m thinking of Michael Bolton and Phil Collins at the moment. “Tell me how am I supposed to live without you?” croons Michael. “And you coming back to me is against the odds
And that’s what I’ve got to face…” laments Phil…

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