Quietness

27 Feb

 

Inside this new love, die.
Your way begins on the other side.

Become the sky.
Take an axe to the prison wall.

Escape.
Walk out like somebody suddenly born into color.

Do it now.
You’re covered with thick cloud.
Slide out the side.

Die,
and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign
that you’ve died.

Your old life was a frantic running
from silence.

The speechless full moon
comes out now.

~Rumi

Translation: Coleman Barks

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2 Responses to “Quietness”

  1. Thaanie 14/05/2011 at 07:38 #

    Love the poem… 🙂

    • l0ve0utl0ud 16/05/2011 at 06:50 #

      Yes, it’s a beautiful poem, as all of Rumi’s poems are.

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