Thursday, February 24, 2011

Poem Thursday - Rumi

This week has been crazy busy and kind of kicking my ass.  So glad tomorrow is Friday.    Hope you enjoy a little Rumi today:

Zero Circle
by Rumi

Be helpless, dumbfounded
Unable to say yes or no.
Then a stretcher will come from grace
to gather us up.

We are too dull-eyed to see that beauty.
If we say we can, we're lying.
If we say No, we don't see it,
that No will behead us
And shut tight our window onto spirit.

So let us rather not be sure of anything,
Beside ourselves, and only that, so
Miraculous beings come running to help.
Crazed, lying in a zero circle, mute,
We shall be saying finally,
With tremendous eloquence, Lead us.
When we have totally surrendered to that beauty,
We shall be a mighty kindness.


Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

This made me bawl, which is something I really needed to do. You always pick the greatest poems, thank you.

yogurt said...

You showed mighty kindness by posting this poem.

Matt D said...


Thank you for sharing! :)

Angeliki said...

"So let us rather not be sure of anything,Beside ourselves, and only that"

That's beautiful! I'll keep that in mind

Rebecca said...

Love Rumi. Thanks!

The Flying Chalupa said...

Love Rumi. And as for that stretcher from grace? If lying on it would ensure 8 hours of sleep, I'd be pysched.

Thanks for stopping by my place!

Indigo said...

Love this!

"Be helpless, dumbfounded
Unable to say yes or no."

Such a pure and simple humility to show the beauty in the tapestry of words. Thank you! (Hugs)Indigo

sherilee said...

Big Rumi fan. Thanks for sharing.