Sunday, January 16, 2011

Let the Beauty We Love

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 we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.


Ruth said...

I need this one, to be reminded that the beauty is what we do, not just using the mind to think about the beauty.

steven said...

ahhh yes. these are the words on my blog header. "let the beauty we love be waht we do." a passionate challenge and a reminder. steven

Dan Gurney said...

Yes, steven's blog header. I saw this one coming up in the book about two weeks ago and have been looking forward to its appearance here. It's among my fav Rumi poems.

Marion said... pen is my musical instrument. I can never get enough of Rumi. Thank you for sharing.


The Solitary Walker said...

Yes, I remember quoting this once on my blog too. Beautiful in its brevity and simplicity, and always a great comfort and source of inspiration. To be reread constantly!