Rumi Quote

Pale sunlight,
pale the wall.

Love moves away.
The light changes.

I need more grace
than I thought

-Rumi

 

I really will post my own words here one day, soon.  But until then I think these words are pretty cool.  I hope you do too.

Secret Language

Every part of you is a secret language.
Eye, mouth, chin,
shoulder, elbow, hand
all speak,
all sing.
Together, you are a symphony.

Imagine what your hips would say
to those who will learn
and listen.

The first line of this is from a Rumi poem called Having Nothing” and translated by Coleman Barks. It needs work, but I like the idea of where this might go.

Sunday morning thoughts

I have been reading Rumi and Mary Oliver; most recently “The Truest Devotion” and “Wild Geese”.  They put me in a frame of mind to think of things like this:

There is love
And there are rules
And there is love of rules

Which of these do you worship?

Keeping the NaPoWriMo Momentum Going

Do not divide
yourself.
You are not
a math problem.
You are not
a basket of eggs.

Do not worry about
where the world ends
and you begin.

That breeze blowing
is your inspiration too.
Claim it.

I am reading “A Year with Rumi” as part of my morning routine. I think that has influenced some of my poetry, including this one. I hope your morning includes something thoughtful and enjoyable.

NaPoWriMo #2

I read Rumi in the morning
sitting with my little dog
and my coffee,
the universe entering my being
then my daughter calls
and jobs and schedules and insurance and to-do lists
knock
the sky
and the ocean
and the universe
from my mind
and I am thrown back into the froth
of this world