Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

(1207 - 1273 / Persia)

Not Here - Poem by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

There's courage involved if you want
to become truth.

There is a broken- open place in a lover.

Where are those qualities of bravery and
sharp compassion in this group? What's the
use of old and frozen thought?

I want a howling hurt. This is not a treasury
where gold is stored; this is for copper.

We alchemists look for talent that
can heat up and change.

Lukewarm won't do. Halfhearted holding back,
well-enough getting by? Not here.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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