August 6th, 2014

Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi - This moment

This moment

by Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi



This moment
This LOVE
comes to rest in me,
many beings in one being
In one wheat-grain
a thousand sheaf stacks.

Inside the needle's eye
a turning night of stars.
This moment --
This LOVE.


-- from The Illuminated Rumi, Translated by Coleman Barks

As a somewhat prosaic person with a lateral mind, i need Ivan Granger's commentary (behind this link Poetry Chaikhana | Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi - This moment ) to extend my understanding of this poem.  Its like finding "infinity in a grain of sand and eternity in...." this moment.