Quietness

imageInside this new love, die.

Your way begins on the other side.

Become the sky.

Take an axe to the prison wall.

Escape.

Walk out like someone suddenly born into colour.

Do it now.

You’re covered with thick cloud.

Slide out the side.  Die,

and be quiet.  Quietness is the surest sign

that you’ve died.

Your old life was a frantic running

from silence.

The speechless full moon

comes out now.

 

 

Rumi

image

Monks’ Valley, Cappadocia

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4 thoughts on “Quietness

  1. Robin moss says:

    These poems just keep on giving..Rumi on my List for presents

  2. Malcolm says:

    Blooming lovely poem!

  3. deborah says:

    Fabulous postcards from Botanical to light the winter gloom, thank you 🙂

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