As much as the pen knows
Do you think that I know what I’m doing?
That for one breath or half-breath I belong to myself?
As much as a pen knows what it’s writing,
or the ball can guess where it’s going next.
Book : A Year with Rumi ( Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī more popularly simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet.
Translator : Coleman Barks
Page : 47
Publisher : HarperCollins, 2006
(Collected from Poet Afroja Shoma’s Facebook ID)