Okay, so it's 800 years and one day since the amazing mystical poet Rumi was born.
And for me it's a testament to the power of WORDS, of language, that thoughts he had so long ago can still resonate inside us Today. And not just the power of words across time, but across cultures as well!
To celebrate, here's two Bitchin' Queer Poems by the Sufi Master:
When I am with you, we stay up all night.pg. 106
When you're not here, I can't go to sleep.
Praise God for these two insomnias!
And the difference between them.
In your light I learn how to love.pg. 122
In your beauty, how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest,
where no one sees you,
but sometimes I do,
and that sight becomes this art.
both poems are from "The Essential Rumi," translations by Coleman Barks with John Moyne.
With that as inspiration for a great week,