Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Rumi poem in The Kite Runner movie

i just watched the movie Kite Runner, and its a 2007 Academy Award-nominated film directed by Marc Forster based on the novel of the same name by Khaled Hosseini. if you still haven't watched it, you must. its a movie that simply touches the heart.

once you watch the movie, there are two lines of the movie that remains in the mind:

"there is a way to be good again."

"for you, a thousand times over."

i loved the poem of Mevlana Rumi recited by the main character, Amir when he was a boy, fleeing to Pakistan as refugee from homeland during Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Here is the poem (from Mathnawi 1 , 1510 - 1513):

Who are we in this complicated world?

if we come to sleep
we are His drowsy ones.

and if we come to wake
we are in His hands.

if we come to weeping,
we are His cloud full of raindrops.

and if we come to laughing,
we are His lightning in that moment.

if we come to anger and battle,
it is the reflection of His wrath.

and if we come to peace and pardon,
it is the reflection of His love.

who are we in this complicated world?


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