Saturday, August 21, 2010

Inward Sky (2)

Prophets come and go for one reason, to say,

Human beings, you have a great value
inside your form, a seed. Be led
by the rose inside the rose.

Doubt is part of existence.
There is no proof of the soul.

So I ask in this talking with soul,
this prayer, this kindness, When the soul
leaves my body, where will these poems be?

Answer: It was like that in the beginning,
so what are you worrying about?

Love, finish this ghazal, please.
You know which words will last.

Shams, say the meaning of the names,
the inward sky that you are.


Elisabeth said...

I read this on election night here in Melbourne, a neck and neck election and I'm concerned that the conservative party might get ahead.

And so I try to take heart from Rumi's words:
'Doubt is part of existence.
There is no proof of the soul...
so what are you worrying about?'

Too much tonight, too much, I say. But it will pass.

Thanks Ruth.

FastDart said...
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FastDart said...

Thanks you for the sweet perfect images.
I love Rumi even though Barks sometimes takes a little too much liberty with his words and omissions....but that's just me....

Sorry about the typo...they should give you a few seconds to edit...