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The Gift ~ Hafiz

Even after all this time
The sun never says to the earth,
“You owe Me.”
Look what happens
with a love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.
~ Hafiz*
* There is some dispute whether this poem is truly from Hafiz. Regardless who wrote it, … Continue reading

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Out Beyond ~ Rumi

Out Beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field.  I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
doesn’t make any sense.
~ Rumi

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Gratitude ~ Marianne Williamson

” I have lived large parts of my life in wonderful circumstances that I utterly failed to appreciate. Reasons to be happy were everywhere, but somehow I didn’t connect with them. It was as thought I was eating but couldn’t … Continue reading

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The Knight ~ Rilke

The knight rides forth in coal-black steel
into the teeming world.
Outside his armor everything is there: sunlight and valley,
friend and foe and feast,
May, maiden, forest and grail,
and God himself in a thousand forms to be found along every road.
But inside the … Continue reading

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The Swan ~ Rilke

This laboring of ours with all that remains undone,
as if still bound to it,
is like the lumbering gait of the swan.
And then our dying — releasing ourselves
from the very ground on which we stood –
is like the way he … Continue reading

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Earth, Isn’t This What You Want ~ Rilke

Earth, isn’t this what you want?  To arise in us, invisible?
Is it not your dream, to enter us so wholly
there’s nothing left outside us to see?
What, if not transformation,
is your deepest purpose? Earth, my love,
I want it too. Believe … Continue reading

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Morning Wind ~ Rumi

The morning wind spreads its fresh smell.
We must get up to take that in,
that wind that lets us live.
Breathe, before it’s gone.
~ Rumi

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The Journey ~ Mary Oliver

This poem really says it all for me.  It is expresses the journey beneath the journey that is itineris, that is my life.  It speaks to me of the sadness and the joy, of the aloneness, of the courage involved … Continue reading

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Bewilderment ~ Rumi

There are many guises for intelligence.
One part of you is gliding in a high windstream,
while your more ordinary notions
take little steps and peck at the ground.
Conventional knowledge is death to our souls,
and it is not really ours. It is … Continue reading

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Give Birth to Your Images ~ Rilke

 
You must give birth
to your images
they are the future within you
wanting to be born.
Fear not the strangeness that you feel
The future has to enter us
long before it happens.
~ Rainer Marie Rilke

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