Ode 442 translated by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva
A Garden Beyond Paradise: The Mystical Poetry of Rumi
~ dedicated to dear friend Phillip, in Rumi’s love ~
(photos and videos filmed by me)
“In truth, everyone is a shadow of the Beloved (or offshoot/branches of the Divine)Our seeking is His seekingOur words are His words”~ Rumi
Rumi’s poems elegantly and consistently touch our inner being and inspire us to go beyond our limitations towards the Divine.
My beloved asked me “Why does Rumi’s poem have such a power and energy in them?”
I think Rumi’s poems have so much power and energy because he must have devoted much time meditating on scriptures like the Song of songs about our oneness with the Beloved. I would go with his interpretations of the scriptures because they bring peace and we learn from the book of James that wisdom from above is peaceable. So being soaked in God’s loving presence, Rumi was able to convey the voice of our Beloved through his poems that beckons us to come away with Him and be free from the condemning voices of the world system and be refreshed in our spirit as we rediscover our inclusion and union with Him. The natural elements around us like the sun, the moon, the morning mist and the wind serve to remind us that we are inseparable from our Creator for they are always with us without fail. They can be our gentle guides to reconnect ourselves and see ourselves being one with the universe.