Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Carpe Diem #1393 Spring Is Coming

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of our wonderful Kai. We are exploring the beauty of the poems written by the Mystical Poet Rumi. This Persian poet lived in the 13th century (CE) and wrote really wonderful poems. Today, Wednesday 21st of March, spring starts on the Northern Hemisphere, therefore I have chosen a beautiful poem about Spring to inspire you.

Spring has come:

Again, the violet bows to the lily.
Again, the rose is tearing off her gown!

The green ones have come from the other world,
Tipsy like the breeze up to some new foolishness.

Again, near the top of the mountain
The anemone's sweet features appear.


The hyacinth speaks formally to the jasmine,
"Peace be with you." "And peace to you, lad!
Come walk with me in this meadow."

Again, there are sufis everywhere!

The bud is shy, but the wind removes
Her veil suddenly, "My friend!"

The Friend is here like water in the stream,
Like a lotus on the water.

The narcissus winks at the wisteria,
"Whenever you say."

And the clove to the willow, "You are the one
I hope for." The willow replies, "Consider
These chambers of mine yours. Welcome!"

The apple, "Orange, why the frown?"
"So that those who mean harm
Will not see my beauty."

Dove (Ringdove)

The ringdove comes asking, "Where,
Where is the Friend?"

With one note the nightingale
Indicates the rose.

Again, the season of Spring has come
And a spring-source rises under everything,
A moon sliding from the shadows.

Many things must be left unsaid, because it's late,
But whatever conversation we haven't had
Tonight, we'll have tomorrow.

© Rumi

Isn't it a beauty ... this poem tells us the story of Spring in wonderful words as only this master, Rumi, can. The beauty of the scenes is really awesome ... and I think it will inspire you in a great way. So have fun!

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until March 27th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode later on. For now ... have fun!

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