Friday, 8 June 2012

Poetry by RUMI -- Only Breath

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  1. Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu
    Buddhist, sufi, or zen. Not any religion

    or cultural system. I am not from the East
    or the West, not out of the ocean or up

    from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not
    composed of elements at all. I do not exist,

    am not an entity in this world or in the next,
    did not descend from Adam and Eve or any

    origin story. My place is placeless, a trace
    of the traceless. Neither body or soul.

    I belong to the beloved, have seen the two
    worlds as one and that one call to and know,

    first, last, outer, inner, only that
    breath breathing human being.

    ~ Rumi
    (Only Breath)
    From Essential Rumi
    by Coleman Barks