Category: Poems

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Run

Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. Rumi  Sammezzano Castel, Toscany, Italy

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Darkness is your candle

No matter how fast you run, your shadow more than keeps up. Sometimes, it’s in front! Only full, overhead sun diminishes your shadow. But that shadow has been serving you! What hurts you, blesses...

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And then You are

And then You are, O then You are: The Beloved of every creature Revealed with such grandeur -bursting From each cell in my body, I kneel, I laugh, I weep, I sing. I sing....

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The heart is

    The heart is The thousand-stringed instrument. Our sadness and fear come from being Out of tune with love. All day long God coaxes my lips To speak, So that your tears will...

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Love is

Love is not condescension, never that, nor books, nor any marking on paper, nor what people say of each other. Love is a tree with branches reaching into eternity and roots set deep in eternity, and no trunk!...

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You are not a drop

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop. Rumi  

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The Sun will stand

The sun will stand as your best friend And whistle When you have found the courage To marry forgiveness, When you have found the courage To marry Love. Hafiz

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Troubles?

Troubled? Then stay with me, for I’m not. Lonely? A thousand naked amorous ones dwell in ancient caves Beneath my eyelids. Riches? Here’s a pick, My whole body is an emerald that begs, “Take...

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Stay in the spiritual fire

Stay in the spiritual fire. Let it cook you. Be well-baked loaf and lord of the table. Come and be served to your brothers. You have been a source of pain. Now you`ll be...