August MacGregor

Celebrating Sensuality. Intended for mature audiences, 18 and over

“Some Kiss We Want” by Rumi


moon, by Derek Gavey (Flickr, Creative Commons)

Derek Gavey (Flickr, Creative Commons)

Some Kiss We Want

Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks)

There is some kiss we want with
our whole lives, the touch of

spirit on the body. Seawater
begs the pearl to break its shell.

And the lily, how passionately
it needs some wild darling! At

night, I open the window and ask
the moon to come and press its

face against mine. Breathe into
Close the language- door and

open the love window. The moon
won’t use the door, only the window.


From Soul of Rumi, translation by Coleman Barks. Source: The photo above is used under the non-commercial Creative Commons license. Click on image to jump to photographer’s Flickr page.


Author: augustmacgregor

I'm a writer of erotica and romantic fiction.

4 thoughts on ““Some Kiss We Want” by Rumi

  1. A complete masterpiece, August. A piece of longing poetry. My heart seeks them out and yours is perfect. Yhrilled with the idea of love only coming through a window…just lovely. xx

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  2. A brilliant piece… excellent… 🙂

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