MYSTICAL POEMS: “Run” (from spiritual confinement) by Hafiz

Run, my dear,from anything that may not strengthenyour precious budding wings, Run like hell, my dear,from anyone likely to put a sharp knifeinto the sacred, tender visionof your beautiful heart. We have a duty to befriendthose aspects of obediencethat stand outside of our houseand shout to our reason“oh please, oh pleasecome out and play!” For…

RELEVANT POEMS: “Freedom” by Rabindranath Tagore

Freedom Freedom from fear is the freedom I claim for you my motherland! Freedom from the burden of the ages, bending your head, breaking your back, blinding your eyes to the beckoning call of the future; Freedom from the shackles of slumber wherewith you fasten yourself in night’s stillness, mistrusting the star that speaks of…

MYSTIC POEMS: “Freedom! the deep breath!” by Edward Carpenter

“Freedom! the deep breath!”    Freedom! the deep breath! the word heard centuries and centuries beforehand; the soul singing low and passionate to itself: Joy! Joy! Not as in a dream. The earth remains and daily life remains, and the scrubbing of doorsteps, and the house and the care of the house remains; but Joy…