Do You Love Me?

by Amalia

A lover asked his beloved,
Do you love yourself more
than you love me?

The beloved replied,
I have died to myself
and I live for you.

I’ve disappeared from myself
and my attributes.
I am present only for you.

I have forgotten all my learning,
but from knowing you
I have become a scholar.

I have lost all my strength,
but from your power
I am able.

If I love myself
I love you.
If I love you
I love myself.

— Jalal ad-Din Rumi

WOW! Just wow.

Random thought of the day: I’m going to put Rumi’s poetry on my wedding invitation card — if I ever get married! Hahahaha. I told ya, it’s a random thing.