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This Marriage by Mawlawi Rumi


"This Marriage" is a short poem written by Mawlawi Rumi. It is about Rumi blessing a marriage and hoping for the best to come. He uses several metaphors, such as "sweet milk", "wine", and "halvah" to signify that he hopes the marriage turns out great for the couple. He also says that he hopes that the marriage is as welcome as "the moon in a clear blue sky" to mean that the couple is open to each other and it is beautiful.

This poem is made up of only one stanza with fourteen lines.


This Marriage

May these vows and this marriage be blessed.
May it be sweet milk,
this marriage, like wine and halvah.
May this marriage offer fruit and shade
like the date palm.
May this marriage be full of laughter,
our every day a day in paradise.
May this marriage be a sign of compassion,
a seal of happiness here and hereafter.
May this marriage have a fair face and a good name,
an omen as welcome
as the moon in a clear blue sky.
I am out of words to describe
how spirit mingles in this marriage.

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