Carpe Diem #1165 roses

Carpe Diem #1165 roses


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Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian.

His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats.

Rumi has been described as the “most popular poet” and the “best-selling poet” in the United States.

Rumi Poem 

O you who’ve gone on pilgrimage –

              where are you, where, oh where?

Here, here is the Beloved!

              Oh come now, come, oh come!

Your friend, he is your neighbor,

             he is next to your wall –

You, erring in the desert – 

              what air of love is this?

If you’d see the Beloved’s

              form without any form –

You are the house, the master,

              You are the Kaaba, you! . . .

Where is a bunch of roses,

              if you would be this garden?

Where’s one soul’s pearly essence

              when you’re the Sea of God?

That’s true – and yet your troubles

              may turn to treasures rich –

How sad that you yourself veil

              the treasure that is yours!

My Tanka is called “roses” and it is extracted from a poem by Rumi.

My Tanka – Inspired by the poem above – Rumi

roses natures love

beauty treasured from above

in the sea of god

brings smiles to my soul forever

displayed in my heart perfect



  1. You and Tanka go together like a supple hand in a fine leather glove. I’m still trying this type of poetry on for size, but I can feel it warming to my body, mind, and spirit more and more each time I read it. Once again…Thanks for sharing!!!

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