Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I was looking at my Yahoo sites that I have made my "favorites" and it lead me, after half a dozen clicks of the mouse to the poems of Rumi. Now for all you well read types I'm sorry for myself that I did not know of Rumi before and please forgive me of my ignorance. He has sold more than half a million volumes of his poetry-no small feat, considering that he lived in the 13th century. I have sat for about an hour reading his work online and have ordered the book you see above. You should take a couple of minutes and read his poetry online. I hope you will be enriched and want to read more of his delightful work.
Here is a short poem that I really liked... enjoy!
Today like every other day
we wake up empty and frightened.
Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down
a musical instrument. Let the beauty you love
be what you do. There are a thousand ways
to kneel down and kiss the ground.