Thursday, November 09, 2006


I never grow tired of Rumi...

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth
across the doorsill where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don't go back to sleep.

If your guidance is your ego, don't rely on luck for help.
You sleep during the day and the nights are short.
By the time you wake up your life may be over.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the
stronger pull of what you really love.
Become the light.

The minute I heard my first love story
I started looking for you,
not knowing how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along.

Inspired by a visit to The Path, by Kuan Gung


Blogger Trev Diesel said...

The final couplet of that last poem is such a Zinger. I love it.

These are all wonderful, which, with Rumi, I don't expect less.

9:00 AM  
Blogger anonymous julie said...

Ditto Trev.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Celeste said...

I assume you've seen the Illustrated Rumi by Coleman Barks?

Worth having.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

"I never get tired of Rumi..." yah...

Imagine how many seeming souls have been touched... sent swirling into the depths of the Heart... by his words..., they echo throughout time like beacons of light... full of the nectar of God...

2:06 PM  
Blogger "James" said...

Great insight Kathleen.

Isaiah my dear friend...I adore Rumi as well. He is I think my favorite poet.

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Irving said...

Just lovely and true and heart awakening, just what I needed today. Thank you brother for posting them.

Peace and Blessings!

11:13 AM  
Blogger Meredith said...

Rumi - always a pleasure. I love that Rumi is such a favored poet today. His beautiful energy is much needed in today's world.

1:36 AM  
Blogger trinitystar said...

Rumi and Gabrin are great inspirational writers. They profoundly touch all to the core.
hugs for everyone. :o)

5:30 AM  

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