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February 21st, 2005 Leave a comment Go to comments

Something I read over the weekend…

Where Everything Is Music

Don’t worry about saving these songs!
And if one of our instruments breaks,
it doesn’t matter.

We have fallen into the place
where everything is music.

The strumming and the flute notes
rise into the atmosphere,
and even if the whole world’s harp
should burn up, there will still be
hidden instruments playing.

So the candle flickers and goes out.
We have a piece of flint, and a spark.

This singing art is sea foam.
The graceful movements come from a pearl
somewhere on the ocean floor.

Poems reach up like spindrift and the edge
of driftwood along the beach, wanting!

They derive
from a slow and powerful root
that we can’t see.

Stop the words now.
Open the window in the center of your chest,
and let the spirits fly in and out.

-Jalaluddin Rumi

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  1. March 18th, 2005 at 11:37 | #1

    pretty pome.profound?

  2. March 18th, 2005 at 11:38 | #2


  3. March 18th, 2005 at 11:39 | #3

    whee! this is so much funn!i’m fameus!!

  4. March 18th, 2005 at 11:39 | #4

    ha ha :)

  5. March 18th, 2005 at 12:50 | #5

    :( no one else has ‘commented’.

  6. March 18th, 2005 at 17:58 | #6

    :P you’re like big bruvver. always watchin wot ppl do on ur site.

  7. March 21st, 2005 at 11:26 | #7

    still no comments…looks like it just me here.

  8. March 21st, 2005 at 11:27 | #8

    still no comments…looks like it just me here.

  9. April 11th, 2005 at 18:30 | #9

    Came in to say, it’s a nice poem… am amazed to find a die hard fan around!

  10. August 26th, 2005 at 11:36 | #10

    The poem is awesome. Can you tell me wherefrom can I get the original composition. I mean 2 say rumi would not have written it in English. :|

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