Poem for the Month of December, 2000

"The Alchemy of Love"
by Mevlâna Jalâluddîn Rumi


You came to us from another world,
From beyond the stars
And the void of space.
Transcendant, pure,
Of unimaginable beauty;
Bringing with you the essence of love.
You transform all who are touched by you.
Mundane concerns, troubles, and sorrows
Dissolve in your presence,
Bringing joy to ruler and ruled,
Peasant and king.

You bewilder us with your grace;
All evils transform into goodness,
You are the master alchemist.
You light the fire of love in earth and sky,
In the heart and soul of every being.
Through your loving,
Existence and non-existence
All opposites unite
All that is profane,
Becomes sacred again.


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