Spring Poem ~ Rumi

20 03 2009

 The Music We Are

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Did you hear that winter’s over? The basil
and the carnations cannot control their

laughter. The nightingale, back from his
wandering, has been made singing master

over the birds. The trees reach out their
congratulations. The soul goes dancing

through the king’s doorway. Anemones blush
because they have seen the rose naked.

Spring, the only fair judge, walks in the
courtroom, and several December thieves steal

away, Last year’s miracles will soon be
forgotten. New creatures whirl in from non-

existence, galaxies scattered around their
feet. Have you met them? Do you hear the

bud of Jesus crooning in the cradle? A single
narcissus flower has been appointed Inspector

of Kingdoms. A feast is set. Listen: the
wind is pouring wine! Love used to hide

inside images: no more! The orchard hangs
out its lanterns. The dead come stumbling by

in shrouds. Nothing can stay bound or be
imprisoned. You say, “End this poem here,

and wait for what’s next.” I will. Poems
are rough notations for the music we are.

 Related: Signs of Springspring

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2 responses

21 03 2009
Easy Nash

Beautiful; makes me hunger for the florid changes in nature that are about to come. No doubt one of Rumi’s inspirations for this poem must have been:

Sura 36, Ayat 33: ‘And a sign for them is the way in which we have given life to the earth that is dead: We quickened it and brought forth from it grain, of which they eat’.

20 04 2009
Hobosic

Thanks for article. Everytime like to read you.
Have a nice day

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