Daily Archives: November 10, 2007

purple in Haydarpasa , to set out from the world


Haydarpasa railway station and small fisher boats in Kadikoy side

O lovers, lovers it is time
to set out from the world.
I hear a drum in my soul’s ear
coming from the depths of the stars.

Our camel driver is at work;
the caravan is being readied.
He asks that we forgive him
for the disturbance he has caused us,
He asks why we travellers are asleep.

Everywhere the murmur of departure;
the stars, like candles
thrust at us from behind blue veils,
and as if to make the invisible plain,
a wondrous people have come forth.

Hz. Mevlana
Mevlana Jalauddin Rumi