Spiritual Poems: “Divine Timing” by Trina Graves

Divine Timing August 4, 2020 Trina Graves2 Comments   Our physical lives are linear Is evidently, plainly true With many stages of our growth Counting years all the way through Baby, child, teen, adult Some years fast, some are slow Always in a set linear pattern Is the physical life we know But we are…

“Now, As You Awaken”… Poem by Mahmoud Darwish

Now, As You Awaken… Now, as you awaken, remember the swan’s last dance. Did you dance with young angels while you were dreaming? Did the butterfly light you up when it burned with the eternal light of the rose? Did the phoenix appear clearly before you and call you by your name? Did you see…

“Waking up is unpleasant” by Anthony de Mello

Waking up is unpleasant Waking up is unpleasant, you know.  You are nice and comfortable in bed.  It is irritating to be woken up.  . That’s the reason the wise guru will not attempt to wake people up.  I hope I’m going to be wise here  and make no attempt whatsoever to wake you up…

POEMS: “Gitanjali 35” By Rabindranath Tagore

Gitanjali 35   Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;    Where knowledge is free;    Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;    Where words come out from the depth of truth;    Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;    Where the clear stream of…

MYSTIC POEMS: “The Meeting”

“The Meeting”   When the one who is awake Meets the one who is alive Then What stands always already unmoved Joins the ever moving flow of life What forever remains untouched Touches the heart of a single man What never can truly be spoken Is expressed without any doubt It is a tacit embrace…

MYSTIC POEMS: “Inner Wakefulness” by Rumi

“Inner Wakefulness” This place is a dream only a sleeper considers it real then death comes like dawn and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief A man goes to sleep in the town where he has always lived and he dreams he’s living in another town in the dream he…

POEMS: “Hey my friend”… by Tarchin Hearn

  Auckland, March/01 (In response to a young man dropping out of an urban retreat)   Hey my friend . . . What are you doing that’s meaningful with your life? Are you birthing beautiful thoughts into the world? Hey my friend . . .Are you awake? Is the fire of passion lighting your way,…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “The Waking” by Theodore Roethke

“The Waking” I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go. We think by feeling. What is there to know? I hear my being dance from ear to ear. I wake to sleep, and take my waking…