Archive for the ‘Rumi’ Category

Whatever love wants, it gets, not next year, NOW.

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

I swear by the one who never says tomorrow,

as the circle of the moon never agrees

sell installments of light

It gives all it has…

[Read more]

If I had not shown you my nothingness, what would I be useful for?

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Rumi was in his sixties. He had amassed a reported 10,000 students. The monk prostrated himself before Rumi. Rumi returned the honor and prostrated himself before the priest. Aghast, the young man fell to the ground again. This went on 32 times…

[Read more]

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Excerpt from Soul, Heart, and Body One Morning

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass…

[Read more]

Move within, but don’t move the way fear makes you move.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Keep walking, though there’s no place to get to.
Don’t try to see through the distance.
That’s not for human beings. Move within…

[Read more]

Prayer is an egg

Saturday, July 11th, 2009
baby birds

Pray the prayer that is the essence
of every ritual. God, I have no hope.
I am torn to shreds. You are my first,
my last and only refuge…

[Read more]

Poems are rough notations for the music we are.

Sunday, June 28th, 2009
tunnel of trees

Last year’s miracles will soon be
forgotten. New creatures whirl in

from nonexistence, galaxies scattered
around their feet. Have you met them?

[Read more]

Let the beauty we love be what we do.

Friday, June 26th, 2009
bumblebee on purple coneflower

There’s a morning where presence comes over you,
and you sing like a rooster in your earth-colored shape.

Your heart hears and, no longer frantic, begins
to dance. At that moment soul…

[Read more]

Darkness is your candle. Your boundaries are your quest.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

No matter how fast you run,
your shadow more than keeps up.
Sometimes, it’s in front!

Only full, overhead sun
diminishes your shadow.

[Read more]