“I surrender in the valley of love…”


“I was going to tell you my story

but waves of pain drowned my voice.

I tried to utter a word but my thoughts

became fragile and shattered like glass
Even the largest ship can capsize

in the stormy sea of love,

let alone my feeble boat

which shattered to pieces leaving me nothing

but a strip of wood to hold on to.

Small and helpless, rising to heaven

on one wave of love and falling with the next

I don’t even know if I am or I am not.

When I think I am, I find myself worthless,

when I think I am not, I find my value.

Like my thoughts, I die and rise again each day

so how can I doubt the resurrection?

Tired of hunting for love in this world,

at last I surrender in the valley of love

and become free.”

by Rumi