Let’s Love Each Other

POETRY FORMAT, 15 Aug 2022

Rumi – TRANSCEND Media Service

Let’s love each other,
let’s cherish each other, my friend,
before we lose each other.

You’ll long for me when I’m gone.
You’ll make a truce with me.
So why put me on trial while I’m alive?

Why adore the dead but battle the living?

You’ll kiss the headstone of my grave.
Look, I’m lying here still as a corpse,
dead as a stone. Kiss my face instead!

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Translated by Haleh Liza Gafori

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, or simply Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian poet, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic from Greater Khorasan, Iran, originally from Afghanistan, Wikipedia


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