Unseen

 

At last you have departed and gone to the Unseen.
What marvelous route did you take from this world?

Beating your wings and feathers,
you broke free from this cage.
Rising up to the sky
you attained the world of the soul.
You were a prized falcon trapped by an Old Woman.
Then you heard the drummer's call
and flew beyond space and time.

As a lovesick nightingale, you flew among the owls.
Then came the scent of the rosegarden
and you flew off to meet the Rose.

The wine of this fleeting world
caused your head to ache.
Finally you joined the tavern of Eternity.
Like an arrow, you sped from the bow
and went straight for the bull's eye of bliss.

This phantom world gave you false signs
But you turned from the illusion
and journeyed to the land of truth.

You are now the Sun -
what need have you for a crown?
You have vanished from this world -
what need have you to tie your robe?

I've heard that you can barely see your soul.
But why look at all? -
yours is now the Soul of Souls!

O heart, what a wonderful bird you are.
Seeking divine heights,
Flapping your wings,
you smashed the pointed spears of your enemy.

The flowers flee from Autumn, but not you -
You are the fearless rose
that grows amidst the freezing wind.

Pouring down like the rain of heaven
you fell upon the rooftop of this world.
Then you ran in every direction
and escaped through the drain spout . . .

Now the words are over
and the pain they bring is gone.
Now you have gone to rest 
in the arms of the Beloved.

 

Rumi

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May Domenico rest in peace.

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Thank you girls for your kind prayers. Domenico was a very special person.

Sending peace, comfort and love.

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Wake up lovers, it is time to start the journey!
We have seen enough of this world, it is time to see another.

These two gardens may be beautiful but
let us pass beyond them and go to the Gardener.

Let us kiss the ground and flow like a river
towards the ocean.

Let us go from the valley of tears to the wedding feast,
let us bring the colour of blossoms to our pale face.

Our hearts shiver like autumn leaves about to fall,
in this world of dust there is no avoiding pain and feeling exiled.

let us become like beautifully coloured birds
and fly to the sweet land of paradise.

Everything is painted with the brush of the Invisible One
let us follow the hidden signs and find the Painter.

It is best to travel with companions
on this perilous journey only love can lead the way.

We are like rain splashing on a roof
let us find our way down the spout.

We are like an arched bow with an arrow in place
let us become straight and release the arrow towards the target.

We have stayed at home scared like mice
let us find our corage and join the lions.

Let our souls turn into a mirror
longing to reflect the essence of Beauty.

Let us begin the journey home.

Rumi
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