10.10.2008

Rumi


Out beyond ideas
of wrong-doing and right-doing,
there is a field.

I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down
in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.

Ideas, language,
even the phrase "each other"
doesn't make any sense.

Rumi

I love this poem, it touches a truth that lives in my heart. My hope is that it touches you as well.

This poem is this weeks prompt for Inspire Me Thursday

20 comments:

  1. I love Rumi too, and especially this poem. Beautiful and inspired place you have here.

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  2. What a sweet field! I could do some serious day dreaming there.

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  3. Oh, Tam, Amen, Awomen, Apeople, Aeverything!!! This is my absolute favorite Rumi and you captured the field beautifully! Thinking of you!
    miracles,
    k-

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  4. Lovely poem, but the cloud phtograph captured my attention. I miss the wide open skies of the countryside.I know I'm due for a holiday where these skies feature but I'm just too busy indoors,packing. Your post took my mind off things for a while , so thank you.I love wide skies and fluffy clouds.

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  5. beautiful poem, beautiful picture...
    I need nothing else for my Soul.
    thank you

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  6. At the risk of sounding completely goofy (as if *that* ever stops me) ... Rumi rocks!

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  7. I love this poem too. Beautifully illustrated. Thanks for posting it.

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  8. What a beautiful photo blog! Reminds me of the open fields back home in Kansas.

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  9. Amiga: lovely poem, lovely pix.

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  10. That was beautiful. The soul needs no words...

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  11. I am in full agreement over here about Daniel Ladinsky's translations, they are the BEST aren't they. And as for Hafiz, he really is one of my all time favorites! So is Mary Oliver, and I noticed you also list her as one of your most loved poets, and understandably.

    What about Rilke? Do you like him?

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  12. these images are amazing. they took me away to free, uncluttered space. thank you.

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  13. What beautiful photos to go with this soulful poem, makes me want to lay down in those fields, look up and daydream awhile :>

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  14. Oh my. Beautiful poetry is everywhere on the blogosphere today & beautiful imagery also.

    Gorgeous & very happy-making!

    :) debi

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  15. Hello there my fellow Piscean! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely compliment on my piece. I am diggin' yours, too. That IS the field, that IS the grass. Meet me there!

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  16. Friends,
    I feel happy to know you have enjoyed the images of our lovely planet. There is something so enticing about a field of grass and when it is graced with flowers and a blue sky, divine!

    Anonymous, thanks for mentioning Rilke. I have not read much of his work. Do you have a favorite to suggest? It is time for me to memorize a new poem, maybe one of his.

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  17. Thanks for the visit. I love your photos. Clouds are SO great.

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  18. Sometimes, your photos don't even look real. They look surreal. They look too perfect, too ideal to be real. Amazing.

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  19. These pictures are just amazingly beautiful - and are so perfect with Rumi's poem - really wonderful work! And I love your blog too - it's so creative and inspiring and full of treasures:-)

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie