The Awakening / Das Erwachen / O Despertar / El Despertar

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In the early dawn of happiness –
you gave me three kisses –
so that I would wake up –
to this moment of love –

I tried to remember in my heart –
what I’d dreamt about –
during the night –
before I became aware –
of this moving –
of life –

I found my dreams
but the moon took me away
It lifted me up to the firmament
and suspended me there
I saw how my heart had fallen
on your path
singing a song

Between my love and my heart
things were happening which
slowly slowly
made me recall everything

You amuse me with your touch
although I can’t see your hands.
You have kissed me with tenderness
although I haven’t seen your lips
You are hidden from me.

But it is you who keeps me alive

Perhaps the time will come
when you will tire of kisses
I shall be happy
even for insults from you
I only ask that you
keep some attention on me.

Jalâl ad-Dîn Rûmî

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