Thursday, February 5, 2015

Become the Sky

My son shared this beautiful poem by Rumi with me this week, so I thought I would pass it along.

Liz hosts Poetry Friday today over at Elizabeth Steinglass.

Become the Sky 

Inside this new love, die.
Your way begins on the other side.
Become the sky.
Take an axe to the prison wall.
Walk out like someone suddenly born into color.
Do it now.
You’re covered with a 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

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