Rumi and Other Mystical Poets List

Monday, April 9, 2012

KABIR - The Oiil It Burns

THE OIL IT BURNS I am standing naked in the marketplace but no one turns their head to look at me, for no one can see me as I am. Still I offer my friendship to all, still to each wing and fin and cell--I will be forever in obeisance. Anyone who bows touches my feet; anyone who sings helps me in my... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

St. Francis - Joy

Joy is the greatest cleanser, and it is the greatest testimony to our faith. “Toil with happiness,” my Lord once said to me. God sent a servant on an errand through a dangerous part of the world. The servant, having received in hand what God wanted delivered, turned to The Holy and said, “My Beloved... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Hafiz - In the Fields

In The Fields OnceAfter a hard day's forage Two bears sat together in silence On a beautiful vista Watching the sun go down And feeling deeply grateful For life. Though, after a while A thought-provoking conversation began Which turned to the topic of Fame. The one bear said, "Did you hear about... Sign in to see full entry.

Rumi - Feet Unbound

Your thinking is bound, but aren’t your feet unbound? You have finally seen that movement is also a secret. In movement, constriction truly becomes expansion. The water of the well and the water of the stream are distinguished in this way. Mevlana, Quatrain 1719 Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hafiz - The Guardians Of His Beauty

The Guardians Of His Beauty We are the guardians of His Beauty We are the protector Of the Sun. There is only one reason We have followed God into this world: To encourage laughter, freedom, dance And love. Let a nobel cry inside of you speak to me Saying, "Hafiz, Don't just sit there on the moon... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

St. Thomas Aquinas - God Promised

I would not leave this earth until God promised me that my hands could always touch the face of anyone who suffered. St. Thomas of Acquinas Love Poems from God Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West Translated by Daniel Ladinsky Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hafiz - Women In Their Tender Way

Women In Their Tender Way God listens more to women's prayers than men's when women are in their tender way. Because often they have achieved with the blessings of earth what a man can rarely do on his own: bring empathy, sensitivity and kindness into the heart and mind, and make the voice more... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Baba Kuhi Of Shiraz - Only God I Saw

Only God I Saw In the market, in the Mosque--only God I saw. In the valley and on the mountain--only God I saw. I have seen the Beloved beside me oft in tribulation; In favor and in fortune--only God I saw. In prayer and in fasting, in praise and contemplation, In the religion of the Prophet--only... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hafiz - Build a Little House

You have taken root in the Beloved I love your golden branches And the hundred graceful movements Your body now makes each time The wind, children and love Come near. Build a house for men and birds. Sit with them - play music. For a day, for just one day, Talk about that which disturbs no one And... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Hafiz - Religion

The Great religions are the Ships, Poets the life Boats. Every sane person I know has jumped Overboard. That is good for business Isn't it Hafiz? The Great Religions, The Gift Poems by Hafiz, The Great Sufi Master Translations by Daniel Ladinsky Sign in to see full entry.

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