Rumi and Other Mystical Poets List

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Rumi - "Say Yes Quickly"

"Say Yes Quickly" Forget your life. Say "God is Great." Get up. You think you know what time it is. It's time to pray. You've carved so many little figurines, too many. Don't knock on any random door like a beggar. Reach your long hands out to another door, beyond where you go on the street, the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Rumi - Abandon This World

Abandon this world That you may become King of all worlds. Throw away your handful of sugar That you may become a sugar field. Leap like a flame through the sky. Scatter the dark spirits and become the pillar of heaven. When Noah sails upon the flooding waters you will be his ark. When the Prophet... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 10, 2012


I WRITE OF THAT JOURNEY I remember how my mother would hold me. I would look up at her sometimes and see her weep. I understand now what was happening. Love so strong a force it broke the cage, and she disappeared from everything for a blessed moment. All actions have evolved from the taste of... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hafiz - Journey into Nothing

I have made the journey into Nothing. I have lit that lamp that Needs no oil. I have cried great streams Of emerald crystals On my scarred knees, begging love To never again let me hear from Any world The sound of my own name, even from the voice of divine thought Or see that pen you gave me, God,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Alice Walker The World Has Changed

The World Has Changed: Wake up & smell The possibility. The world Has changed: It did not Change Without Your prayers Without Your faith Without Your determination To Believe In liberation & Kindness; Without Your Dancing Through the years That Had No Beat. The world has changed: It did not Change... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Rumi -

‎"No one has ever walked two or three paces toward the garden of Love without a hundred salaams from the Gardener." --Rumi Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Heaven and hell are not made ready for a person after his life on earth...

Heaven and hell are not made ready for a person after his life on earth. The same farm that is given to man is hereafter turned into his heaven or hell. So man must build heaven now on the farm that he is already in possession of. He must put into it all that he likes and loves, and remove from it... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Rumi - Love's Call

I'VE TRAVELED AROUND raced through every city while i knew all along no place could be found like the city of love if i could have known to value what i owned i would not have suffered like a fool the life of a vagabond i've heard many tunes all over the globe all empty as a kettledrum except the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Hafiz - I Will Buy You Back

Someone put You on a slave block And the unreal bought You. Now I keep coming to your owner Saying, "This one is mine." You often overhear us talking And this can make your heart leap With excitement. Don't worry, I will not let sadness Possess you. I will gladly borrow all the gold I need To get... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

St. Thomas Acquinas

From my breath I extract God. And my eye is a shop where I offer Him to the world. St. Thomas of Acquinas Love Poems From God Twelve Sacred Voices From East and West Translated by Daniel Ladinsky Sign in to see full entry.

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