Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Listening To You While Driving Home

Driving up-Island, I slid the cd
into the player. The music swirled,
and then the spoken words:

"The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you,
not knowing how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along."

Enchantment. Enlightenment. 
Electricity. Recognition.
Somewhere within, through all the years 
of searching, I had known this
without knowing.
Gazing at the clouds
wisping across the mountains
like Sufi dancers,
I was smiling.

"Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways
to kneel and kiss the ground."

Your words a blessing in my ears,
the effervescence of your love
a benediction
in my heart.

Posted for Kim's prompt at Verse First: Writers are Lovers: to write a tribute to a poet we adore. I chose Rumi.


  1. I feel the peace as I read this poem, Sherry. Nice.

  2. fantastic. Great choice and you really captured the spirit of his work.

  3. Rumi is so rich! I love his work too.

  4. Enjoyed your choice of poets to write about and felt your emotions come thru.
    Thank you.

  5. Yes, I thought that must be Rumi, even though I didn't know those lines. A beautiful choice! Your own words complement his beautifully too.

  6. rumi is a good one for sure...i def find peace in the words...watched a show on rumi on the history channel not too long back either...

  7. I am ashamed to admit that I haven't read Rumi. It looks as if I'm missing something wonderful.

  8. There's always time for Rumi.

    I can see you sitting in your car, enjoying the words, imagining the dance of life. The swirling dervish...

  9. Sherry,

    You have transferred your admiration for Rumi, so very well. What a delightful CD to accompany your drive:)
    You have probably got sore fingers typing messages this week. But all well deserved!!!

  10. what an amazing poem

    this stanza took me to another place:
    Gazing at the clouds
    wisping across the mountains
    like Sufi dancers,
    I was smiling.

    thanks so much for sharing!

    stacy lynn mar

  11. Lovers are in each other all along indeed!!!
    a fine tribute to Rumi


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