Unfolding the Rose……..

Unfolding the Rose

I came across this beautiful poem by 13th century Sufi Poet – Jalaluddin Rumi.  I would love to share it on my blog.  The poem goes like this:

It is only a tiny rosebud

A flower of God’s design

But I cannot unfold the petals

With these clumsy hands of mine

The secret of unfolding flowers

Is not known to such as I

God opens this flower so sweetly

When in my hands they fade and die

If I cannot unfold a rosebud

This flower of God’s design

Then how can I think I have wisdom

To unfold this life of mine?

So, I’ll trust in Him for His leading

Each moment of every day

I will look to Him for His guidance

Each step of the pilgrim way

The pathway that lies before me

Only my Heavenly Father knows

I’ll trust Him to unfold the moments

Just as He unfolds the rose………………..

105 thoughts on “Unfolding the Rose……..

  1. Thank you for sharing this poem, Kamal. Rumi is one of my favorite poets but I have never read this one. It is lovely. It reminds me that I should not mess with nature (including my own life path) too much. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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    1. Yes I completely agree with you and his words too are always for his beloved God. His poems are always the best. Thank you for your valuable feedback dear. Love and lots of hugs 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

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    1. Yes dear Cornelia I have never come across such a beautiful book and their companionship and love for each other was awesome and amazing. It is only because of shams who was a perfect master that Rumi too became a great spiritual poet. Thankful for your valuable feedback. Happy week ahead 💘❤️❤️😊😊

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    1. Yes I completely agree with your valuable feedback dear Cindy. Rumi was the greatest poet of his time who could see God everywhere and devoted all his poems to God. Thanks a lot. Much love and light to you dear🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

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      1. You’re so welcone Kamal. He really was and we were so blessed to have him. Oh here’s the message 🤣 … It was my fault. happy day and thanks for the love💖

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      2. Yes Cindy we all miss his profound poems. You must read this book forty rules of love. A great book of Rumi and his companionship with another great master like him. Lots of hugs to you dear🤗🤗🤗🤗❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  2. Great poem Kamal dear friend. We should trust God.. He lightens our way with Wisdom and love. Stay safe dear and keep writing 🌷🙏💓

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  3. This is so beautiful and true. Thank you for sharing this Kamal. I received a bouquet of roses on my birthday, which happens to be on the day you posted this (I just noticed the date) and since I’m terrible at painting roses, I decided to study one of the roses from the bouquet. I picked it up, touched the petals but had no courage to open them up. This poem resonated with me totally. XXX

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