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Birdsong

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Birdsong brings relief

to my longing

I’m just as ecstatic as they are,

but with nothing to say!

Please universal soul, practice

some song or something through me! 19 more words

The Daily Being

minutes after midnight.

It’s official, 2016 is over.

First 2017 blog post! Yaaaayyy!

What did you guys (people who deserted in this blog page) do on the new year’s eve? 200 more words

2016: A Closure, An Acceptance

It is not without solid “jabs” when I say that 2016 is by far the most unbearable year in my life, and generally for everyone in the whole world too, it seems. 802 more words

Thoughts

"Guest House" by Jelaluddin Rumi

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor. 79 more words

Poetry

Surrender!

Be ground.

Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are.

You’ve been stony for too many years.
Try something different.

Surrender.

-Rumi

Translations by Coleman Barks

Sufism

Open Wide the Windows, Open Wide the Doors.

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes… 907 more words

My Positive Journey

Interview: Coleman Barks, poet

Coleman Barks will be featured at the 70th anniversary celebration of The Georgia Review which will take place at this year’s Decatur Book Festival. Barks, who taught English for 30 years at The University of Georgia, is a celebrated poet who is best known for his translations of the 14th century Sufi poet Jelaluddin Rumi. 551 more words

Interviews