Mystical Poems of Rumi Quotes by Rumi
This Marriage by Jalal ad-Din Rumi
Love Quotes: Rumi’s Wedding Vows, a Persian Wedding Reading
My niece and goddaughter got married last weekend in Maryland. It was a great occasion to celebrate with my family 70 and counting , and a great occasion for poem elfing. Look how she grips her father as she walks down the aisle towards her beloved with such transparent joy. She can hardly hold it all in. If I could have placed a poem on her person it would be this, from an unknown Chinese poet:. But I did manage to hide a few poems over the weekend. I tied a Rumi poem to the bouquet Tricia used for rehearsal:.
I studied poetry undergrad and briefly in grad school. So when the time came to court a new beau, whip up a valentine, or give a heartfelt speech, I was always ready with a bounty of words that gave me goose bumps. Plus, there were some serious contemporary gems missing. Variation on the Word Sleep. I would like to watch you sleeping. I would like to watch you, sleeping.
May these vows and this marriage be blessed. May it be sweet milk, this marriage, like wine and halvah. May this marriage offer fruit and shade like the date palm. May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day a day in paradise. May this marriage be a sign of compassion, a seal of happiness here and hereafter. May this marriage have a fair face and a good name, an omen as welcome as the moon in a clear blue sky. I am out of words to describe how spirit mingles in this marriage.
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To see your face in a crowd of others, or alone on a frightening street, I weep for that. Our tears improve the earth. The time you scolded me, your gratitude, your laughing, always your qualities increase the soul. Seeing you is a wine that does not muddle or numb. We sit inside the cypress shadow where amazment and clear thought twine its growth into it.