Friday, August 28, 2009

here's one of my very very very favorite poems

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty

and scared. Don't open the door to your library

and begin studying. Pick up your musical instrument.


Let the beauty we love, be what we do.

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the earth.


- Jelaluddin Rumi, 13th-century Persian poet and mystic, and all-around Jesus-y man

2 comments:

KJ said...

tell me the names of some books w/Rumi's poetry. I love his writing, but don't have any.

journeyingrick said...

dude, i got nothin'. i have a book "the essential rumi" of his poems, and i have some i've gathered here and there. there's a LOT of rumi out there.
what i did, too, was read a few bio articles about him online, and get a sense of what part of his life was doing what in terms of his thought, teaching, where he was doing whatever. that helped me get a sense of what was up. but mostly i just read rumi wherever i can find it and TRIP. he's deep into love love love.