11/08/2010

Creative Fire: Rumi

The 13th Century poet and mystic Rumi has been a touchstone of mine for decades. My own blog The Beauty You Love is an ode to his famous line: Let the beauty you love be what you do.

Rumi uses words the way that I use clay. He takes me places that are peaceful, pure, and sometimes, only music or Rumi can soothe the places that ache. It won’t make sense. And maybe the lesson here is that what we really need is something that doesn’t make any sense at all.

Do not grieve for what is lost.  Anything you lose comes round in another form.

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.

We are the mirror as well as the face in it.

We are tasting the taste this minute of eternity.

We are pain and what cures pain both.

We are the sweet cold water and the jar that pours.

I want to hold you close like a lute so we can cry out with loving.

You would rather throw stones at a mirror?

I am your mirror, and here are the stones.

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

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Lee/OneClayBead

6 comments:

Jen from SewnNatural said...

a very thought provoking and beautiful post - thank you!

PoleStar Jewelry - Handcrafted said...

A wonderful post Lee thank you so much for featuring my necklace in this thoughtful message.

Monica said...

Incredible words and such a wonderful post. Thank you for including my ring here!

bluebicicletta said...

Wow! You are stunning me every week with this post! Just beautiful! It's amazing to me how the same themes come up again and again in different places---I've been reading about meditation and Buddhism lately, and these same themes (that we are everything) appear there.

--nicole

IsabelAmyo said...

So poetic and delicate ! thank you for this post...

Pretty Things said...

Dying for that pearl ring!