Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Poetry Tuesday: "In Your Light" by Rumi



In your light I learn how to love.
In your beauty, how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest,
where no one sees you,

but sometimes I do,
and that sight becomes this art.


--Rumi

32 comments:

Catherine said...

Eye see... :)

Pretty poem!
xo Catherine

Lin said...

Nice, Betty. :)

Kittie Howard said...

Really nice, Betty! Thank you.

Out on the prairie said...

A very impressive share that warmed my heart and soul on this cold wintery day.While you bask in the sun, we expect 12 inches of the white stuff.

Georgina Dollface said...

I love Rumi! - G

blueviolet said...

I like that one!

Old Kitty said...

Now that's love!!

Thank you lovely BB! Take care
x

mskanorado said...

Very lovely!

Kazzy said...

I like it!

Patti Lacy said...

I wonder, would I connect with the poem without your great photo?

One of these days, just maybe, I'll quit being afraid to write poetry and just do it word by word (kinda like Bird by Bird:))

Love ya, Betty!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

What a beautiful poem.
Happy Tuesday, Betty.
xoRobyn

KLZ said...

Oh man.

"You dance inside my chest"

So much right there. I like this a whole lot.

baygirl32 said...

great poem

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a wonderful sentiment!

Brian said...

Love It! Lots of truth there fur sure!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A few words maybe but it speaks volumns.
Yvonne.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Who does that eye belong to?

I adore Rumi and find so much truth and inspiration in his writing and that of other sufist writers and theologian.

ds said...

I love Rumi--so many centuries later, he still spreads peace. Ahh...

Ann said...

lovely poem but I got a strange feeling that I was being watched while I was reading it

Jules said...

"In your light..." don't we all need some light. Wonderful selection :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Seams Inspired said...

...dancing in my chest...LOVE this! Thanks for the culture I desperately needed today. Happy Tuesday! :o)

Poetry of the Day said...

aww nice poem <3

faye said...

Another great one.

Marlene said...

'Bout the only poetry I know related to that pic is..."I spy with my little eye..."

Velvet Over Steel said...

Love the poem & Rumi too!!

Cheeseboy said...

You find only the best poems. Dancing inside my chest = superb.

Hey, if you haven't seen it yet, I finally did the Barney orders Chinese food thing. It's posted now.

Joann Mannix said...

*Sigh* If I want beauty, whether it be flowers or poetry or your beautiful prose, I come here.

Thank you for all of it, Betty.

Baby Sister said...

I just love your poems. Thank you for sharing Betty. :)

Zuzana said...

Love the pattern in the eye, it is like embroidery.;)
Nice poem as well,
xoxo

slommler said...

So lovely!!!!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Jingle said...

awesome words.
you have a good taste of poetry.
cheers.

Joyful said...

Very beautifully written. Rumi is such an awesome poet.