Rumi’s poetry

I am finding many of Rumi’s poems very powerful and meaningful, both as life lessons and in the context of spirituality.

Portrait of Rumi

Portrait of Rumi

Here is a few more I discovered today. The first one seems to be a reminder to me as since we have arrived in Cappadocia I have been waking very early – before the first prayer. However I have made the mistake of going back to sleep, which I will try and avoid from now on.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.

He also writes many beautiful things about Jesus Christ, I particularly like this short poem:

Christ is the population of the world,
and every object as well. There is no room
for hypocrisy. Why use bitter soup for healing,
when sweet water is everywhere?

And my final one for the day:

I am so small I can hardly be seen.
How can this great love be inside me?

Look at your eyes. They are small,
but they see enormous things.

This last poem is just lovely as it reminds me that as individuals we are very small but when we open our eyes, minds and hearts we allow ourselves to experience  a much bigger sense of the universe.

I also found another blog on the website titled “Surfin’ with Sufis” by Michael Clark