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Best Masnavi Poems

Below are the all-time best Masnavi poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of masnavi poems written by PoetrySoup members

The Voice
The Voice…

On a dark night that was darker than my pain,
     nothing was there for me except to complain.
I hid myself...

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Categories: imagination, journey, metaphor, symbolism,
Form: Masnavi


I am making decisions every morning,
None of them comes along with any warning.
To go right or to go left, which one is right?
Living in darkness...

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Categories: age, allusion, anger,
Form: Masnavi

I am a desert, barren and hot.
Hoping for the rain, which I forgot.
Once, I was green, golden, and bright.
Nightingales singing night after night.
My fresh breeze...

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Categories: emotions, feelings, longing, peace,
Form: Masnavi
The Life Is
The Life Is …

The Life Is …
When I was young, there was no pain,
The only pain was to complain.
When I was young, I did not...

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Categories: allusion, angst, life, old,
Form: Masnavi
Premium Member Essence of my Poetry
How do I praise your influence, oh Rumi?
For you are the essence of my poetry. 
Poet's quote.

I was lost in mournful melodies of birds,
until death...

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Categories: appreciation, life, philosophy,
Form: Masnavi

Quote Me Rumi

Plant me in the garden next door.
I want to be a man no more. 
I don’t want to have pain in me.

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Categories: anger, conflict, imagination, pain,
Form: Masnavi

I flew once in a field full of flowers,
a field that was kissed by April showers.
I tasted all the jasmines, as they were new,
I did...

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Categories: allusion, fantasy, imagination, love,
Form: Masnavi
Crystal Bowl
Crystal Bowl

A gold fish swimming round and round.
	His world of glass is all surround.
Round and round, day and night

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Categories: inspiration, journey, life, love,
Form: Masnavi

Brilliant sunshine, silvery cloud;
looked down and found me lost in a crowd.
Some nights, I flew and followed the breeze.
Some nights, my world turned into a...

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Categories: allusion, life, metaphor, seasons,
Form: Masnavi
The Watch Maker
The Watch Maker…

Let me be, leave me alone, I'm Him, I'm alone.
I'm in pain; let me be, let me be, on my own.
 All the...

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Categories: creation, fantasy, love,
Form: Masnavi

I was thinking of my good old grandpa, 
I loved him so much and called him Bababa.
He was my favorite person in my life,

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Categories: allusion, muse, spiritual,
Form: Masnavi
Double J - Just Jetsam
Marred and minced remnants pile high in a storm’s swarm
Yesterdays, hardened-soft, surface where sea’s warm…

Flotsam found, lays tales around, in frayed traces
Another shattered shell whimpers...

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Categories: allusion,
Form: Masnavi
Premium Member Misunderstood Muse
My muse keeps pestering like a cenobite, 
chewing my brain like a hungry parasite. 
Pressuring the ink to bleed like acid rain,
catharsis to release perpetual...

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Categories: muse,
Form: Masnavi
Cat and Mouse
Cat and mouse

Within a garden somewhere out there,
butterflies were dancing free from care.
Thousands of flowers loving the dance,
love the lovers and loving romance.
A lot of...

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Categories: death, life, spiritual, symbolism,
Form: Masnavi
The Bubble
The bubble 

The bubble 

I’m a bubble, a bubble of air;
	Deep in the ocean, fully aware.
Darkness my cover, cold and sad;
	Covering my soul, making me...

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Categories: adventure, loneliness, love, self,
Form: Masnavi
Who Am I
Who am I? 

Who am I?
I was a working man who worked day and night.
Living in darkness and hoping to see light. 
I’ve lived with...

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Categories: confusion, deep, dream, fantasy,
Form: Masnavi
My Shadow
My Shadow….

Lost in the path of this dreadful life,
thinking of years that I spent in strife;
walking and thinking, what is ahead?
Living with pain or dying...

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Categories: age, allusion, imagination, life,
Form: Masnavi
Perplexity …

To be or to become, death is the question. 
Not knowing the end, show me the direction.
What is a chain if it is broken?

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Categories: appreciation, beauty, crazy, life,
Form: Masnavi
In the Fall
  In The Fall… 

Wait for love until Fall,
Nightingales, they will call.
Nightingales are divine;
 they sing drunk with no wine.
With all eyes wait and...

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Categories: age, autumn, beauty, love,
Form: Masnavi
The Question
The Question … 

I had some questions, I asked a friend,
What is my purpose? Where is the end?
What happens to us when we all die?

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Categories: fantasy, satire, science, spiritual,
Form: Masnavi
Fall In the Spring
Fall in the Spring..


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Categories: anger, beauty, old, pain,
Form: Masnavi
Hero's Game
 Hero’s game ….

I want to know, how should I play?
What are the rules, day after day?
I want to know, where is it gone?
What was...

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Categories: confusion, metaphor, spiritual,
Form: Masnavi
Premium Member The King of Mercy
Ten Lepers sought the Lord 
carrying their badges with a Plea 
unclean unclean was the cry 
Mercy alone was their Plea
The King of mercy heard...

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Categories: blessing, character, eulogy, gospel,
Form: Masnavi
Premium Member I Will Not Deny
I will not deny the groom, the Son of God.
Would you deny what is tangible, defraud?
The way that leads to destruction is broad.
He is the...

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Categories: christian,
Form: Masnavi
Where Am I Going
Where am I going?

Where am I going? There is no sign.
There is nobody to make sunshine.
There is nobody that I can trust.
There is no proof...

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Categories: allusion, confusion, grave, pain,
Form: Masnavi