Poem of the week.

To keep you thinking until I return to the blog next week, here’s a poem by the 13th century Persian Muslim poet and theologian Rumi.

Not Here

There’s courage involved if you want
to become truth. There is a broken-

open place in a lover. Where are
those qualities of bravery and sharp

compassion in this group? What’s the
use of old and frozen thought? I want

a howling hurt. This is not a treasury
where gold is stored; this is for copper.

We alchemists look for talent that
can heat up and change. Lukewarm

won’t do. Halfhearted holding back,
well-enough getting by? Not here.

From Poem of the week.

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One response to “Poem of the week.

  1. wow, God bless you for posting this poem. i absolutely love this. i’m going to post it on my blog. this really speaks to me right now.

    thanks, clyde 🙂