Where Everything Is Music/STOP THE WORDS  

deliciousngood 65F
1130 posts
8/26/2006 8:36 am

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Where Everything Is Music/STOP THE WORDS

Don't worry about saving these songs!
And if one of our instruments breaks,
it doesn't matter.

We have fallen into the place where everything is music.

The strumming and the flute notes
rise into the atmosphere,
and even if the whole world's harp
should burn up, there will still be
hidden instruments playing.

So the candle flickers and goes out.
We have a piece of flint and a spark.

This singing art is sea foam.
The graceful movements come from a pearl
somewhere on the ocean floor.

Poems reach up like spendthrift and the edge
of driftwood along the beach, wanting!

They derive
from a slow and powerful root
that we can't see.

Stop the words now.
Open the window in the center of your chest,
and let the spirits fly in and out.

The Essential RumiBy Coleman Barks

ilsgicemru 73M
2822 posts
8/26/2006 11:29 pm

..................... Delicious

I'm here so I will leave a comment !! .. This is a tough one young lady !! .. I will need help with it !!

It sounds like he is saying that "Love" is always with us .. And that it comes from deep within us !! .. Can you leave us with your interpretation ??

I see that your mood was estatic this morning ... I hope that you were that way all day and through the night !!

....................... ils

deliciousngood 65F
1666 posts
8/27/2006 5:02 am

No matter what, we can always "make" or "hear" the music of the spirit. It wells up from a place we do no know and we don't need the words to sing it.I flows out of our hearts...if we let it!

tootsiedippin 54M/54F
1078 posts
8/28/2006 12:13 am

sadly many as they grow up have forgotten to listen to the song with in...


deliciousngood 65F
1666 posts
8/28/2006 5:01 am

That's so true....what a wonderful song if we are hearing!

deliciousngood 65F
1666 posts
9/15/2006 3:50 am

I always "hear" Rumi as a whisper and a song.

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