Sunday, November 23, 2008

I love poetry.

There are a couple of things that can make me swoon and sigh, white chocolate coconut that melts in your mouth is one of them :). But another is Rumi. His poems just uplift me in a way that I cannot describe. Any time my spirits fall, all I have to do is open up one of his books of poetry and I get lost in his descriptions of God and spirit and love, which are all one thing to him. I haven't been reading his poetry since the summer. Things have just piled up one after another, but my birthday's coming up and I wanted to just take a minute and reflect on the year that has passed. Have I grown? Stayed the same? Shrunk? I believe i've grown and changed. Anyways, this poem is called The Freshness and it makes me swoon :):

When it's cold and raining,
you are more beautiful.

And the snow brings me
even closer to your lips.

The inner secret, that which was never born,
you are that freshness, and I am with you now.

I can't explain the goings,
or the comings. You enter suddenly,

and I am nowhere again.
Inside the majesty.

8 comments:

controlled chaos said...

hmm..
i don't get some parts of it...
but I like Rumi !!

Constructive Attitude said...

I never understand Rumi. Perhaps, because I overthink everything?

provoking invoking said...

it says so much so easily..

Snake Charmer said...

provoking: thats exactly how i feel!
CA: the beauty about poems is that your interpretation is what the poem means :)

C.C. said...

OK how about this...
explain the poem to me please!

Artistic Logic said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!
the imagery in his poems is sooooooooo amazing and refreshing =)

Artistic Logic said...

p.s. i agree with all above...reading poetry, viewing art, even enjoying nature is inspiring to each of us in different ways (if we let it be) because we're all unique and we see things differently... and with HIS poems especially i feel like they can be interpreted 1000 times in different ways at different intervals in your life

Snake Charmer said...

Artistic Logic: I could not have said it better myself :)