Only you I choose among the entire world.
Is it fair of you letting me be unhappy?
My heart is a pen in your hand,
it is all up to you to write me happy or sad.
I see only what you reveal and live as you say.
All of my feelings have the color you desire to paint.
From the beginning to the end no one but you.
Please make my future better than the past.
When you hide I change to a Godless person, and when you appear, I find my faith.
Don’t expect to find any more in me than what you give.
Don’t search for hidden pockets because I have shown you that all I have is all you gave.
Poem 2: My Dear Friend.
My dear friend, never lose hope when the Beloved sends you away.
If you’re abandoned, if you’re left hopeless, tomorrow for sure you’ll be called again.
If the door is shut right in your face, keep waiting with patience, don’t leave right away.
Seeing your patience, your love will soon summon you with grace, rise you like a champion.
And if all the roads end up in the dead ends, you will be shown the secret paths no one will comprehend.
The beloved I know will give with qualms to a puny ant, the kingdom of Solomon.
My heart has journeyed many times around the world but has never found and will never find such a beloved again.
I better keep silence, I know this endless love will surely arrive for you and you and you.
Poem 3: I’m not going to Leave.
I’m not going to leave this house and set out on a journey anymore, I’ve everything right here.
In every corner at Garden Of Memories devoid of Darkness devoid of fear.
The news of my journey spreading in this town is but rumor of every enemy.
How can I think of going very far? How can I walk headless? How can I go with no soul?
How can I ever find anywhere in this world a more beautiful face and more desired beloved?
Even the moon is seeking for this love to see it’s reflection to find its adornment.
If I ever talked about going to travel or leaving this town break my teeth with no qualms.
I’ve lost my feet going to the sea of love but like a boat I need no feet to crawl.
And even if you throw me out of your door I’ll come back through the roof hole.
Because of your love I’ll be dancing and floating in this air as a speck of dust to finally settle into your house.
From the book “The Love Poems of Rumi”, translated by Nader Khalili.