109 – “I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways.”

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi [See Source Notes for full poem]

Quote Number: 1056

Source: I believe that this is a verse from either Rumi’s Diwan-e Shams-e Tabrizi or Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi

Source Notes: I think that the possible sources I listed may be the same work just going by two different titles on different sites. I have not established if this is the case however, nor if this is definitively the source of this quote. This is part of a ruba’i poem which reads in full:

“I whispered an offer softly in the ear of your playful heart.
I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways.
You know what’s on my mind, you’ve heard my thoughts,
And now, what I described to you last night, I’ll do today.”

A translation in (what I believe is) Persian can be found here.


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