At one time when life was real, your soul was one with my soul:
All we were, open or secret, was part of the same whole.
If “you” and “I” are pronouns I use, they are only terms–
In truth, there can be no separate you or I at all.
translated by Talat S. Halman
6 thoughts on “Rumi on pronoun use”
It is,isn’t it?
Yes, reminds me of the excercises the nuns used to give us when I was in elementry school.If we handed in a good one she would write CLEVER! across the page. It’s funny how something so simple can bring back a memory stored in a young mind so long ago. ☺☺
I can’t argue that point professor. ☺☺ I still think it was clever.
It certainly is.