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Rumi’s Poetry


More simply known as Rumi, his poetry was mostly written in Persian but popularized in many languages including English. I recently read The Love Poems of Rumi published in the United States in 2015. This collection was translated by world-renowned Iranian-American architect Nader Khalili, who was also an author and humanitarian and teacher.

Before then I had come across some of his poems and quotes which impressed me greatly. The love poems connect expressions of deep emotion to the very soul of the poet. Rumi’s full name is Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Balkhī  which is a mouth full but I was intrigued why Rumi is most popular. Rumi’s birthday is commemorated on September 30.

Here is one of his poems from the collection:

Come Let’s Speak

Come let’s speak

of our souls

let’s even hide from

our ears and eyes

like a rose garden

always keep a smile

like imagination

talk without a sound

like the spirit

reigning the world

telling the secrets

uttering no word

let’s get away from

all the clever humans

who put words in our mouth

let’s only say what our hearts desire

even our hands and feet

sense every inner move

let’s keep silence

but make our hearts move

the mystery of destiny

know the life of

speck after speck of dust

let’s tell our story

as particle of dust

Quotes That Matter


“If you have build castles in the air,

your work need not be lost;

That is where they should be.

Now put the foundations under them.”

– Henry D. Thoreau

 

“”If it can be verified, we don’t need faith….

Faith is for that which lies on the other side of reason.

Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies

and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.”

Madeleine L’Engle

“The soul itself, the soul of each one of us, is to

each one of us a mystery. It hides in the dark and broods,

and consciousness cannot tell us of its workings.”

Oscar Wilde

“We all want to make the most of our lives….to become

the highest expressions of ourselves. It begins with

our own awakening. There’s no better way to find that aha!

-Oprah Winfrey

 

 

 

Go With The Flow


Langston said,
“My soul has grown deep like the rivers.”
I always knew exactly what he meant.
I was very young when I first saw a river
close up and personal.
Its Rippling mesmerized me.
the moss-covered rocks
served as stepping-stones
to a safe haven.
I want to go with the flow
Feel its timeless energy,
fugitive from the craziness
and elusive like the butterfly
I ask it to overflow
abundance to those who need it the most

 

“My soul has grown deep like the rivers.”
Langston said.
sun rays glisten on the liquid crystal
and I listen to its secrets
and to the whispers from the heavens above
a mindful moment
“There is a river whose streams
make glad the city of God…”
And I feel at peace again.

 

 

 

 

 

The Soul Lives On


A soul lives on.

The illusion is free now

nothing stops it from asking

Listen closely

the soul might tell

the untold secret of why

or the story of Truth.

Photo and Poem by Melba Christie 

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