Rumi and Other Mystical Poets List

Monday, August 6, 2012

Hafiz - Keeping Watch

In the morning When I began to wake, It happened again-- That feeling That You, Beloved, Had stood over me all night Keeping watch, That feeling That as soon as I began to stir You put Your lips on my forehead And lit a Holy Lamp Inside my Heart. Keeping Watch I Heard God Laughing Renderings of... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Hafiz - Making Beautiful This World

Making Beautiful This World Go for a walk, if it is not too dark. Get some fresh air, try to smile. Say something kind To a safe-looking stranger, if one happens by. Always exercise your heart’s knowing. You might as well attempt something real Along this path: Take your spouse or lover into your... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

St John of the Cross - This Earth is a Bow

THE EARTH IS A BOW You let my sufferings cease, for there was no one who could cure them. Now let my eyes behold your face for you are our only love. My spirit's body is rising near--this earth a bow that shot me; now lift me into your arms as something preceious that you dropped. My only suffering,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Rumi - Now I Celebrate with Joy

Once again my sweetheart found me in town i was hiding from love's rapture i was escaping from the tavern but soon i was found what's the use of running no soul can escape no use hiding i've been found a hundred times i thought i could hide in a crowded city how can i when i was found among my own... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hafiz - We Should Talk About this Problem

We Should Talk About This Problem There is a Beautiful Creature Living in a hole you have dug. So at night I set fruit and grains And little post of wine and milk Beside your soft earthen mounds, And I often sing. But still, my dear, You do not come out. I have fallen in love with Someone Who hides... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Hafiz - Your Thousand Other Forms

Leave the familiar for a while. Let your senses and bodies stretch out Like a welcomed season Onto the meadows and shores and hills. Open up to the Roof. Make a new water-mark on your excitement And love. Like a blooming night flower, Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness And giving Upon our... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Rumi - Who Are You

YOU ASK ME who are you and with such a shaky existence how can you fall in love how do i know who am i or where i am how could a simple wave locate itself in an ocean you ask me what am i seeking above and beyond the pure light that i once was and why am i imprisoned in this cage named body and yet... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Hafiz - She Responded

SHE RESPONDED The birds' favorite songs You do not hear, For their most flamboyant music takes place When their wings are stretched Above the trees And they are smoking the opium Of pure freedom. It is healthy for the prisoner To have faith That one day he will again move about Wherever he wants,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Rumi - If you can disentangle yourself

IF YOU CAN DISENTANGLE yourself from your selfish self all heavenly spirits will stand ready to serve you if you can finally hunt down your own beastly self you have the right to claim Solomon's kingdom you are that blessed soul who belongs to the garden of paradise is it fair to let yourself fall... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Rumi - Take a Good Look at Yourself

I SWEAR MY DEAR SON no one in the entire world is as precious as you are look at that mirror take a good look at yourself who else is there above and beyond you now give yourself a kiss and with sweet whispers fill your ears to the brim watch for all that beauty reflecting from you and sing a love... Sign in to see full entry.

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