A beautiful poem by Rumi on non-duality (Adwaita)

Question:

I really liked the Sufi poem about the stranger who knocks on the door, and then last time says “I am you”, etc etc. Can you send a link to this poem?

Answer:

It is a poem by Rumi, that I heard in Urdu long ago. Here is the English translation:

“There came one and knocked at the door of the Beloved.
And a voice answered and said, ‘Who is there?’
The lover replied, ‘It is I.’
‘Go hence,’ returned the voice;
‘there is no room within for thee and me.’
After a year of solitude and deprivation this man returned to the door of the Beloved and knocked and again the voice demanded,
‘Who is there?’
He answered, ‘It is thou.’
‘Enter,’ said the voice, ‘for I am within.”

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