Rumi Poem-“Quietness” and “No Longer Mourn for Me” (music)

As balm for your hearts and minds, I offer this poem by the Sufi poet Rumi and some exquisite music from Ensemble Galilei on their album Come, Gentle Night – Music of Shakespeare’s World.


Inside this new love, die.
Your way begins on the other side.

Become the sky.
Take an axe to the prison wall.


Walk out like somebody suddenly born into color.

Do it now.
You’re covered with thick cloud.
Slide out the side.

and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign
that you’ve died.

Your old life was a frantic running
from silence.

The speechless full moon
comes out now.

– Jelaluddin Rumi

No Longer Mourn for Me:

Ensemble Galilei – “No Longer Mourn for Me” from Come, Gentle Night – Music of Shakespeare’s World

iTunes link:

“Quietness” from Essential Rumi – Jalal al-Din Rumi (Author) – Coleman Barks (Translator)


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"I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them." Spinoza

13 Responses to “Rumi Poem-“Quietness” and “No Longer Mourn for Me” (music)”

  1. I started the day with Rumi and ‘No Longer Mourn for Me,’ and it was a delightful beginning.

  2. Thank you for all that you share with ‘the world.’ Rumi’s words really touched me this morning–more than usual–synchronistic, I think.


  3. This is lovely – both the poem & the song. Just lovely.

    • Thank you so much for your comment and for stopping by. Sorry for my late “thank you.” It’s hard to keep up with three blogs and all the comments. Hope you will stop by again.


    • A very belated “gasho” for your comments and visit.

      Ensemble Galilei’s album “Come, Gentle Night – Music of Shakespeare’s World” is one of my favorite albums of the last 5 years. Highly recommended.

      With warm metta,

    • Thanks, dear amiga! Thanks for stopping by. Your new site Mind, Body, and Soul in Love isawesome—so real, down-to-earth, warm, and radiating loving-kindness and wisdom.

      I have no doubt that it will be a huge help to people, because you and Lolis have so much to share from the depths of your humanity and experience.

      I’m rooting for you!



  4. Dear God that’s a beautiful poem.



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