Allspirit - Spiritual Poetry, Quotations, Song Lyrics and Texts
Your grief for what you've lost lifts a mirror
up to where you are bravely working.
Expecting the worst, you look, and instead,
here's the joyful face you've been wanting to see.
Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes.
If it were always a fist or always stretched open,
you would be paralysed.
Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding,
the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated
From The Essential Rumi Coleman Barks with John Moyne
Links to other Rumi sites
- Coleman Barks
Website of Coleman Barks, one of the foremost translators of Rumi
- Rumi Poems
Rumi Odes & Quatrains by Shahram Shiva
- The Way of the Heart
Ecstatic poetry and teaching stories of Rumi on CD