What Was Said to the Rose

 

 

 

 

What Was Said to the Rose by Rumi


What was said to the rose that made it open 

was said to me here in my chest. 

What was told the Cypress that made it strong 

and straight, what was 

whispered the jasmine so it is what it is, whatever made 

sugarcane sweet, whatever 

was said to the inhabitants of the town of Chigil in 

Turkestan that makes them 

so handsome, whatever lets the pomegranate flower blush 

like a human face, that is 

being said to me now. I blush. Whatever put eloquence in 

language, that’s happening here. 

The great warehouse doors open; I fill with gratitude, 

chewing a piece of sugarcane, 

in love with the one to whom every that belongs!


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