Thursday, November 15, 2012

O+B=Q=17: Only Breath ~ RUMI = MI UR = MIR+7+7+7

Remember, I'm just a reflection :)
Poetry by 
RUMI = MI UR = MIR+7+7+7
Only Breath
 
One of 21 video poems in Four Seasons Productions newly released Moving Poetry Series - Three innovative new films - 
RANT * RAVE * RIFF *
Only Breath was written in the 13th century by the Sufi mystic poet Jalal ad-Din Rumi and translated and recited in our film by Coleman Barks. Our politicians and generals would do well to absorb the lessons of this poem.

One of Rūmī's timeless and beautiful poems:

"Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu
Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion
or cultural system. I am not from the East
or the West, not out of the ocean or up
from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not
composed of elements at all. I do not exist,
am not an entity in this world or the next,
did not descend from Adam or Eve or any
origin story. My place is placeless, a trace
of the traceless. Neither body or soul.
I belong to the beloved, have seen the two
worlds as one and that one call to and know,
first, last, outer, inner, only that breath
breathing human being."
~ Jalāl ad-Dīn Muammad Rūmī ~

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