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“Rumi”nations…

The luminscience of Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī and the syntax of silence weaving through his words.  A few fire-tongued echoes🔥:

“…
Very little grows on jagged rock.
Be ground. Be crumbled.
So wild flowers will come up
Where you are.

You have been stony for too many years.
Try something different. Surrender.”
~from “Surrender”

“Observe the wonders as they occur around you.
Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry
moving through, and be silent.”

“Love means to reach for the sky and with every breath to tear a hundred veils. Love means to step away from the ego, to open the eyes of inner vision and not to take this world so seriously.”

“Load the ship and set out. No one knows for certain whether the vessel will sink or reach the harbor. Cautious people say, ‘I’ll do nothing until I can be sure’. Merchants know better. If you do nothing, you lose. Don’t be one of those merchants who won’t risk the ocean.”

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth without complicated explanation.”

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One of those kinds of nights…

…The dark insects of delight
circle ever closer to the flame.
Closer to the midnight-wrapped elegance
of this star-flamed, bone-lit night…

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