“Bonfire at Midnight” (Rumi)

A shout comes out of my room

where I have been cooped up. After all my lust and dead living I can still live with you. You want me to. You fix and bring me food. You forget the way that I have been.

The ocean moves and surges in the heat

of the middle of the day, in the heat of this thought I am having. Why are not all human resistances

burning up with this thought?

It is a drum and arms waving. It is a bonfire at midnight on the top edge of a hill, this meeting again with you.

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