Friday, September 17, 2010

inner glow




today i have seen
the charm, the beauty,
the unfathomable grace
of the face
that i was looking for.

i am bewildered by the magnificence
of your beauty
and wish to see you with a hundred eyes.

my heart has burned with passion
and has searched forever
for this wondrous beauty
that I now behold.

your fragrant breath
like the morning breeze
has come to the stillness of the garden

your effulgence
has lit a fire in my heart
and you have made radiant
for me
the earth and sky.

words excerpted from "looking for your face" by rumi

8 comments:

Ruth said...

I have come to love this poem. The glow in this rose is remarkable, and worthy of Rumi's transcendant words. Thank you.

Lorenzo said...

I echo Ruth's admiring words on the glow in the rose. What a beautiful partner for this sublime Rumi poem.

Golden West said...

The glow in the camellia is remarkable - I've seen calla lilies with that same quality. Always a pleasure to start my early mornings with a visit here, Steven.

Golden West said...

And with a last parting glance at the flower, I see it is indeed a rose and not a camellia - I had wondered how yours were blooming this soon and mine still just buds! Mystery solved.

Valerianna said...

Wow... amazing photo! And, of course... Rumi - what more can one say?

Meri said...

Rumi really knew how to play words like a precious flute.

TechnoBabe said...

This is a truly loving poem. It speaks of a love so unlike the trite love in movies and stories.

hope said...

Oh I love that kind of shot! I have one I took in early morning of a Morning Glory and it looks as if it's lit within!

Happy weekend to you!