Tag Archives: Rumi


15 Jun

Drawing from model book (3/2010)

Drawing of Tibetans (Christmas 2009)

Drawing of Mongolian girl (2/2010)

Whirling Dervishes (1/2010)

Set Out Now

3 Jan

Set out now, while you’re strong, on the heart’s vast plain:
You’ll never discover joy on the plain of the body.
The heart’s the only house of safety, my friends:
It has fountains, and rose gardens within rose gardens.
Turn to the heart and go forward, travelers of the night;
there’s where you’ll find trees and streams of living water.

– Jalal-ud-Din Rumi

A Mystery of Light

29 Oct

Don’t be sad any longer, your sadness is blasphemy,
Blasphemy against the Hand of Splendor pouring you joy…
Why batter your head forever against the jail wall?
Look, the door has swung open to a rose garden
A mystery of Light is melting the barred windows.
Why go on gaping and slavering like a whore
At the fading paintings on the bathhouse wall?

– Jalal-ud-Din Rumi
(Translated by Andrew Harvey from A Year of Rumi)

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