Saturday, November 29, 2014

In the Dance of Light, Eyes of Fiery Passion

The Privileged Lovers

The moon has become a dancer
at this festival of love.
The dance of light,
this sacred blessing,
this divine love
beckons us
to a world beyond
only lovers can see
with their eyes of fiery passion.

They are the chosen ones
who have surrendered.
Once they were particles of light
now they are the radiant sun.
They have left behind
the world of deceitful games.
They are the privileged lovers
who create a new world
with their eyes of fiery passion.

(translated by Deepak Chopra and Fereydoun Kia)
from The Love Poems of Rumi

See also the related Wild Reed posts:
A Dance of Divine Light
The Art of Dancing as the Supreme Symbol of the Spiritual Life
Never Say It is Not God
Lovemaking: Pathway to Truth, Harmony and Wholeness
Ramesh Bjonnes on Rumi and Shams as Gay Lovers
Rumi and Shams: A Love of Another Kind
Prayer of the Week – June 2, 2014
The Many Manifestations of God's Loving Embrace

Image: Stéphane Haffner and Emiliano Simeoni, photographed by David Vance.

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