A lover asked his beloved…


A lover asked his beloved,
Do you love yourself more
than you love me?
Beloved replied,
I have died to myself
and I live for you.
I’ve disappeared
from myself and my attributes,
I am present only for you.
I’ve forgotten all my learnings,
but from knowing you
I’ve become a scholar.
I’ve lost all my strength,
but from your power I am able.
I love myself…I love you.
I love you…I love myself.

– Rumi