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Attention To Nature

I can only take four walls for so long before my soul, my imagination and my physical body need release into the wild and wilderness. I’m like Mole at the beginning of  1,268 more words

Rumi's Easter Poem - Happy Easter!

Everyone has eaten and fallen asleep. The house is empty. We walk out to the garden to let the apple meet the peach, to carry messages between rose and jasmine. 130 more words

Spirituality & Religion

Whatever circles comes from the center

Walk to the well.
Turn as the earth and the moon turn,
circling what they love.

Whatever circles comes from the center.

I circle your nest tonight, 12 more words

Daily Poetry

Why do Muslims kill Sufis?

I thought I had already written this blog but when I googled it I couldn’t find it anywhere.  Perhaps I posted it on Patreon or Medium before my blog got censored.  517 more words

The Essential Rumi (Rumi/Barks)

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī, The Essential Rumi;
translated by Coleman Barks

San Francisco: Harper Publishing, 1995.

By: Dale Pauls

What, one might wonder, is a poetic anthology of a 13th century Persian mystic, that is, a 13th century Persian mystic who is Muslim, doing on a preacher’s bookshelf? 1,236 more words



-Coleman Barks, The Big Red Book, Rumi


  1. Do you know that there are marvelous moments of eternity that just happen? Do you look for wonder in your daily life?

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