Blessings

May the blessings which flow in all weddings
be gathered, God, together in our wedding!
The blessings of the Night of Power,
                        the month of fasting
                        the festival to break the fast
the blessings of the meeting of Adam and Eve
the blessings of the meeting of Joseph and Jacob
the blessings of gazing on the paradise of all abodes
and yet another blessing which cannot be put in words:
                      the fruitful scattering of joy
                      of the children of the Shayak
                      and our eldest!

In companionship and happiness
                       may you be like milk and honey
in union and fidelity,
                        just like sugar and halva.
May the blessings of those who toast
                       and the one who pours the wine
anoint the ones who said Amen and
                        the one who said the prayer.

 

Translation by Franklin D. Lewis “Rumi — Past and Present, East and
West” Oneworld Publications, Oxford, 2000

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