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Rumi poem interpretation – Unnamed Poem

Here is my interpretation of Rumi’s unnamed poem

In your light I learn to love.

In your beauty, how to make poems.

Rumi says that once we go into the light – here light means, our true nature – which is love and light. A pure, clear frequency of love and light – he learns how to truly love. Once a person finds this kind of real/divine love – one can start observing beauty. This beauty will then move the person to such a degree that they would want to write a poem about this beauty.

You dance inside my chest,

where no one sees you,

Rumi says that this love stays inside one’s heart – where no one else can see it. It is only felt by the person who has it in their heart and is a very personal, private experience.

but sometimes I do,

and that becomes this art.

Sometimes however, this love can give a person supernatural and surreal experiences which can inspire true art. This is God’s grace to this human being.


Taken from The Essential Rumi

translated by Coleman Barks

Image credit : https://www.guardian-angel-reading.com/blog-of-the-angels/seeing-flashes-light-spiritual/