Friday, January 09, 2009


lavendar iced

This short, powerful poem by 13thc. Persian poet Rumi is running through my head over and over.

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and
frightened. Don't open the door to the study

read the rest here and listen to Unjay's performance of this and other Rumi poems here.

More Rumi poetry is here.

Go on over to Picture Book of the Day for the Friday Poetry round up. Enjoy!

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"Let the beauty we love be what we do."


Author Amok said...

Rumi has an amazing ability to call us to attention. What a great meditation for the day.


Anonymous said...

I really need a copy of one of his books. Love this, love this, love this!

Anonymous said...

"Let the beauty we love be what we do." That could be your tagline here!

What a lovely, spare poem.

Third Mom said...

Thank you, I love Rumi.

You got some ice!!

jama said...

I'm a big Rumi fan. This one is perfect for a chilly winter's morning. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

Beautiful. What a lovely affirmation to have looping in your mind.

Elaine Magliaro said...


Lovely poem and gorgeous photographs.

Anonymous said...

Rumi is always, always, always a good choice.

Myth said...

that last line makes a lovely motto - I copying it for my desk!

Both of Us said...


Rumi nails it again. I need to put his book back up at the top of my bedside stack of poets for awhile.

Today it's not the dulcimer for me, but the shortbread pans. (In between catching up on blogs -- it's been fun following you through poetry friday this morning!!)

Mary Lee said...

Oops. I was logged in as Both of Us. The above comment was from Mary Lee!

(Word verification is dingon, which looked like dingdong when I first glanced at it. Pretty sad when the verification is not just for your comment but for the state of your brain at the moment...)

Andromeda Jazmon said...

LOL Mary Lee I always look for mystery and revelation in the word verification too. I was just clicking to find out who the Two of Us was when I saw your next comment.

Glad all of you like Rumi. I have Coleman Barks' The Essential Rumi and I am loving it these days.

laurasalas said...

Beautiful photos and poem. (But can't Reading "be what we do," too?)

MotherReader said...

I love that photo of the weed capped with snow. Your photography just gets better and better.