Friday, April 27, 2007

A Little Poetry for You: Rumi

It's Poetry Friday!

Again I've gone with a poem from the Knopf poem-a-day offerings. This one arrived on Tuesday, and as soon as I read
my heart
is a pen
in your hand

it is all
up to you
to write me happy or sad

I knew this one of those poems I wanted to store someplace safe to read and re-read.

Please... read the rest of "Only You" by Rumi. There's a brief bio of the poet along with the poem as well.


Erin said...

Thank you, I love this.

Douglas said...

Rumi rocks my gypsy soul. I put up the whole poem. Thanks for mentioning the Knopf poem of the day...

HipWriterMama said...

What a wonderful introduction to Rumi. Thanks!

Michele said...
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Michele said...

(Let's try that again, shall we, but without the glaring typo?!)

That's a really fascinating and intriguing poem. However, I'm not sure that I approve of the suggestion that the poem's narrator can only be what another (their beloved?) makes them... But I guess that's because I come from a rather different tradition to Rumi. Anyway, thank you for sharing - I shall be chewing on that one for a while now...