WHIRLING AROUND

Rumi – Mystical Poet

HAIKU

O JELALUDDIN

POET SPEAKS UNIVERSAL

GOAL – UNION WITH GOD

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Poem – Only Breath

“Not Christian or Jew or Muslin, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi or Zen.  Not any religion or cultural system.  I am not from the East or the West, not out of the ocean or up from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not composed of elements at all.

I do not exist, am not an entity in this world or the next, did not descend from Adam or Eve or any origin story.  My place is placeless, a trace of the traceless.  Neither body or soul.

I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds as one and that one call to and know, first, last, outer, inner, only that breath breathing human being.”

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“There is a way between voice and presence where information flows.

In disciplined silence it opens.

With wandering talk it closes.”