A Drop In The Ocean – Maulana Rumi (1207-1273)

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Thou aren’t a drop in an endless sea
But the endless sea in a drop art thee
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I heard this en passant on a youtube video I was watching. The speaker casually paraphrased it in a discussion and I was struck by the profundity of the thought – that each of us is a universe unto ourselves – so I decided to set it in rhyme. Sadly, I couldn’t find the original farsi verse.
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2 thoughts on “A Drop In The Ocean – Maulana Rumi (1207-1273)

  1. Dear Omar, I stumbled upon your webpage by sheer chance and was mesmerised by what i saw – some beautiful poetry brought alive by your translations. Am sure i will visit again and again. Thanks for some real pleasurable moments. You made my day. – Abhay

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