Friday, January 06, 2006

Ruminating on Rumi

Don't let your throat tighten
with fear. Take sips of breath
all day and night, before death
closes your mouth.

Pale sunlight,
pale the wall.

Love moves away.
The light changes.

I need more grace
than I thought.

~Rumi

12 comments:

Debby C said...

Thanks for your comment, I agree with you totally.

JackJumpedOverTheMoon said...

Sue,

That was sad, yet beautiful. Did you write that, or where is it from? Who is Rumi?

Jack

SuperAmanda said...

Blessings and thanks for such wonderful words on my blog. Were would we all be without our fellow Who fans?
Much love,
Amanda

Alecia said...

Hi Sue,

I just posted back at my blog.
Found this other jem by Rumi...

This Marriage

May these vows and this marriage be blessed. May it be sweet milk,
this marriage, like wine and halvah. May this marriage offer fruit and shade like the date palm. May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day a day in paradise. May this marriage be a sign of compassion, a seal of happiness here and hereafter.
May this marriage have a fair face and a good name, an omen as welcomes the moon in a clear blue sky. I am out of words to describe
how spirit mingles in this marriage.

Suesjoy said...

Hi everyone-
I found this little blurb on Rumi and thought I'd share it with you.
A poet and a mystic: Jalaluddin Rumi.

by Carol Tell

IT MAY BE SURPRISING to learn that one of the most popular and best-selling poets in the United States is the thirteenth-century Persian poet and Sufi mystic, Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273). Although his spiritual verse has been revered in the Muslim world for centuries, it has more recently ignited the imaginations of contemporary American readers of all faiths; The Christian Science Monitor reported in 1997 that Rumi was the top-selling poet in the country. (2) Despite the fact that Rumi wrote about a world far different from our own, his lyrical poems are accessible, provocative, and surprisingly relevant. A man with firsthand experience of tragedy, war, and exile, Rumi offers us a vision of humanity that seems, even next to our contemporary notions of multiculturalism, boundless in its vitality and compassion. Rumi was a practicing Sufi, a branch of Islamic asceticism that originated in the eighth century in Persia (or Iran today). Yet his spiritual devotion led not to intolerance but to a greater feeling of unity among all living beings, disproving all-too-common misperceptions of Islam as a monolithic, fundamentalist faith.

JackJumpedOverTheMoon said...

Sue,

Thanks, very cool. I shall add him to my train-reading list.

Jack

Marietta said...

Hi Sue,

This is quite beautiful.

I hope you're OK and see you at the chat tomorrow?

xoxoxo
M

Alecia said...

Thanks for the second post. Hope you and yours are doing better. If you need some cheering up check out the link for a film of Basenji pups just born 2 days ago. They are my grand pups!

http://aleciajensen.blogspot.com

BallerinaGurl said...

Very nice and very sweet and bitter at the same time!

It has been a very crazy two days since I posted last here. so hello and how are you doing!!

Come catch up with me later today at 1pm your time in my chat on my blog. Plus talk to the gang!!

X-Molls

JackJumpedOverTheMoon said...

Sue,

Thankyou for the message. I think it's important we all help eachother, and it is very true that listening helps.

Also, I think that talking helps, too. I enjoy this blog as I can go back and look at what I've said 2 months ago and think "Where was my head so firmly planted?" and try and improve.

I'll see you at the chat, today, if you are there.

Jack

Tausha71979 said...

Hello my little Sue

It was so great to see you in chat yesterday! I hope that all is well, I must make it over more, I'm starting to suck at my visits:( Anyway, hope to chat with you again soon!

Take Care
Taushaxx

Marietta said...

Our chat was great on Sunday wasn't it? Then my computer crashed for three days! Aaaargh!

I am back with a vengeance (!?) though and I have posted an article by some dude who bashes on bloggers. Come have a look and rant about it on my comments section!

P
L
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as Kid Ric says...

xoxoxo
M