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Did I Not Say To You

Did I Not Say To You

Did I not say to you, “Go not there, for I am your friend; in this
Mirage of annihilation I am the fountain of life?”
Even though in anger you depart a hundred thousand years
From me, in the end you will come to me, for I am your goal.
Did I not say to you, “Be not content with worldly forms, for I
Am the fashioner of the tabernacle of your contentment?”
Did I not say to you, “I am the sea and you are a single fish;
Go not to dry land, for I am your crystal sea?”
Did I not say to you, ” Go not like birds to the snare; come, for
I am the power of flight and your wings and feet?”
Did I not say to you, ” They will waylay you and make you
Cold, for I am the fire and warmth and heat of your desire?”
Did I not say to you, ” They will implant in you ugly qualities
So that you will forget that I am the source of purity to you?”
Did I not say to you, “Do not say from what direction the ser –
Vant’s affairs come into order?” I am the Creator without
Directions.
If you are the lamp of the heart, know where the road is to the
House; and if you are godlike of attribute, know that I am your
Maser.



Poem Did I Not Say To You - Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi