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Be ground.

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

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



Translations by Coleman Barks


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


Inside this new love, die.

Your way begins on the other side.

Become the sky.

Take an axe to the prison wall.


Walk out like someone suddenly born into color. 48 more words

if you are not here, nothing grows.

My worst habit is I get so tired of winter
I become a torture to those I am with.

If you are not here, nothing grows. 105 more words


2017 Calendars - A Look at Some Classics

woman’s hopes are woven of sunbeams

My standard response when asked what Brush Dance is:  We have been creating mindful calendars items and other products for more than 25 years. 320 more words


Where Two Worlds Touch

A few days ago, I sent my friend Ed in Michigan a link to Andrew Harvey’s Vimeo, “Rumi Returning: The Triumph of Divine Passion.” Ed, a Rumi scholar in his own right, called yesterday morning to thank me and discuss the book he is immersed in at the current time… 1,323 more words

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