Courtesy of Shahram Shiva. Shahram Shiva is a blogger on Rumi.net, a leading Rumi translator, author, scholar and performer. Shiva’s translations of Rumi have been published in several books and are available in a CD “Rumi: Lovedrunk.”

I am drumming,
I am drumming,
I am drumming
for my Love’s ever nearing union.
They say get a life.
What is all this drumming?
I swear to that Love,
the day that I stop drumming,
is the day that I will stop living.

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