I want to end this month devoted to poetry by sharing with you another gem from the Sufi mystic Rumi.
A Moment Of Happiness by Rumi
A moment of happiness,
you and I sitting on the verandah,
apparently two, but one in soul, you and I.
We feel the flowing water of life here,
you and I, with the garden’s beauty
and the birds singing.
The stars will be watching us,
and we will show them
what it is to be a thin crescent moon.
You and I unselfed, will be together,
indifferent to idle speculation, you and I. The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar
as we laugh together, you and I.
In one form upon this earth,
and in another form in a timeless sweet land.
Love is simple really. You don’t have to make an effort when you are in love. Everything happens naturally and flows effortlessly between lovers. The most important component in love would be when two people can just drop all pretense and share a life of joy and peace together. And like Rumi says this is forever, in this life as well as in other worlds true love is eternal.