I Will Meet You There (haiku and tanka)


Background: Sunset, Star and Moon by wonderstanley @DeviantART

Background: Sunset, Star and Moon by wonderstanley @DeviantART

delicate starlight
clouds like a curtain raiser
make way for the moon.

I will meet you then
when sun melts into ocean
strong bond together
full moon bestows his blessings
and sun bids a warm farewell

I will meet you then
under the shimmering stars
I will meet you there.


15 thoughts on “I Will Meet You There (haiku and tanka)

  1. wow.. this is excellent.. reminded me of Rumi 😛
    “Far away from here, there’s a field.. beyond all right and wrong… I’ll meet you there”

      • It’s not really a poem.. I’ve also just read bits and pieces on the internet.. the original is arabic, but the translations are pretty good.. this one was very prominently used in the movie Rockstar, if you’ve seen it..
        Anyway, here’s the full quote from the book ‘The Essential Rumi’ :
        “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
        there is a field. I will meet you there.
        When the soul lies down in that grass,
        the world is too full to talk about
        language, ideas, even the phrase each other
        doesn’t make any sense.”

        There’s this other one, that’s my favourite, ‘Because I cannot sleep’
        Because I cannot sleep
        I make music at night.
        I am troubled by the one
        whose face has the color of spring flowers.
        I have neither sleep nor patience,
        neither a good reputation nor disgrace.
        A thousand robes of wisdom are gone.
        All my good manners have moved a thousand miles away.
        The heart and the mind are left angry with each other.
        The stars and the moon are envious of each other.
        Because of this alienation the physical universe
        is getting tighter and tighter.
        The moon says, ‘How long will I remain
        suspended without a sun?’
        Without Love’s jewel inside of me,
        let the bazaar of my existence be destroyed stone by stone.
        O Love, You who have been called by a thousand names,
        You who know how to pour the wine
        into the chalice of the body,
        You who give culture to a thousand cultures,
        You who are faceless but have a thousand faces,
        O Love, You who shape the faces
        of Turks, Europeans, and Zanzibaris,
        give me a glass from Your bottle,
        or a handful of being from Your Branch.
        Remove the cork once more.
        Then we’ll see a thousand chiefs prostrate themselves,
        and a circle of ecstatic troubadours will play.
        Then the addict will be freed of craving.
        and will be resurrected,
        and stand in awe till Judgement Day.
        Here are some more, if you’re interested : http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Rumi

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