The meaning of Love

by Zoraya Abud and Gilda Argüelles

The meaning of Love by Rumi

Both light and shadow

are the dance of Love.

Love has no cause;

it is the astrolabe of God's secrets.

Lover and Loving are inseparable

and timeless.


Although I may try to describe Love

when I experience it I am speechless.

Although I may try to write about Love

I am rendered helpless;

my pen breaks and the paper slips away

at the ineffable place

where Lover, Lovig and Loved are one.


Every moment is made glorious

by the light of Love.

Meaning of the Poem

No matter if there is light or shadow, love is always in the air. Although we cant see it, love can be felt in every situation.

Who is Rumi?

He is a Persian poet born in 1207, that has sold millions of copies in recent years, making him the most popular poet in the US. He is mostly know for being a poet, jurist, theologian and Sufi mystic.

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