MYSTICAL POEMS: “There is no void or darkness” by Hafiz

“There is no void or darkness”  Poetry reveals that there is no empty space. When your truth forsakes its shyness, When your fears surrender to your strengths, You will begin to experience That all existence Is a teeming sea of infinite life. In a handful of ocean water You could not count all the finely…

A quote from Rumi on what we do each day

“Today, like every other day we wake empty and frightened, Don’t open the door in the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” Rumi     Thank you to my friend Kamal for…

A quote on poetry by Yves Bonnefoy

In fact, it is the speaking-being that has created this universe, even if language excludes him from it. This means that we are deprived through words of an authentic intimacy with what we are, or with what the Other is. We need poetry, not to regain this intimacy, which is impossible, but to remember that…

A quote by Neale Donald Walsch about “Art”

art by Josephine Wall “music”… “Art begs you to notice it.   Why? Because art is God’s way of saying hello. So pay attention to poetry. Pay attention to music. Pay attention to paintings and sculptures and photo exhibits and ballets and plays. Don’t let all this go unnoticed. Your world is shouting out to…

POEMS ABOUT POETRY: “THE LIGHTEST TOUCH”

“The lightest touch” Good poetry begins with the lightest touch, a breeze arriving from nowhere, a whispered healing arrival, a word in your ear, a settling into things, then, like a hand in the dark, it arrests the whole body, steeling you for revelation. In the silence that follows a great line, you can feel…