LOVE IS THE MASTER
Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love.
By my passion of love for Love
I have ground sweet as sugar.
O furious Wind, I am only a straw before you;
How could I know where I will be blown next?
Whoever claims to have made a pact with Destiny
Reveals herself a liar and a fool;
What is any of us but a straw in a storm?
How could anyone make a pact with a hurricane?
God is working everywhere HER massive Resurrection;
How can we pretend to act on our own?
In the hands of Love I am like a cat in a sack;
Sometimes Love hoists me into the air,
Sometimes Love flings me into the air,
Love swings me round and round Her head;
I have no peace, in this world or any other (without Love)
The lovers of God have fallen in a furious river;
They have surrendered themselves to Love’s commands.
Like mill wheels they turn, day and night, day and night,
Constantly turning and turning, and crying out.
(STAY CLOSE, MY HEART)
Stay close, my heart, to the one who knows your ways;
Come into the shade of the tree that always has fresh flowers…
Stay in the shop of the sugar-seller….
If you don’t find true balance, anyone can deceive you;
Surrender yourself, and if you cannot be welcomed by the Friend,
Know that you are rebelling inwardly like a thread
That doesn’t want to go through the needle’s eye!
The awakened heart is a lamp; protect it by the hem of your robe!
Hurry and get out of this wind, for the weather is bad.
And when you’ve left this storm, you will come to a fountain;
You’ll find a Friend there who will always nourish your soul.
And with your soul always green, you’ll grow into a tall tree
Flowering always with sweet light-fruit…
Music/Voice: Performed, Composed, Arranged, Mixed and Produced by Dj Dyana Jean. Spoken Word Mix of the poetry of Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī ,13th century Sufi, Poet, Mystic. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumi