Saturday, October 12, 2013

Writers are Lovers

Written for: Verse First and Poetry Jam
Linking to:  Poetry Pantry and dVerse Open Link Night

Verse First - Writers are Lovers
Choose one poet you adore and write a piece to honour or express that adoration. 
One of my favourite poets is Jalaludin Rumi. So my poem today is to honour this great poet. My blog headline is a quote by Rumi.

image source: wikipedia


Oh Rumi
Ardent student of Tabrizi
Your poems soothe the soul

Spiritual ecstasy
Divine intimacy
An ode to Spirit
Does truly uplift

Devotion to love
Peaceful like a dove
Heavenly mysticism
Entwined in Him

Spiritually liberating
Life exhilarating
Immortalised in verse
With heartfelt verve

Oh Rumi
Ardent student of Tabrizi
A gift for those who seek their soul

~x~

Poetry Jam - Steps

Life is a journey
Starts with one step
Easy or stormy
Like the flow and ebb

Each step that I take
I learn something new
Asleep or awake
Takes me closer to You

What will I take away?
When I stop my own tread
Savour each moment and day
Don't think too far ahead

Life is a journey
To feel and know
A gift not a tourney
Take steps to grow

 ~x~




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32 comments:

  1. life as a gift not a tourney or competition...i so agree and so many fall into that trap/illusion...life is a journey we take one step at a time...an opportunity to learn...

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    1. So true Brian, a lot of people live life by "keeping up with the Jones" I think the moment I got it that life was a gift to be savoured one step at a time, a lot of my stress fell away.

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  2. Oh yes, who doesn't love Rumi? He speaks to the heart like no-one else.

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    1. He sure does Rosemary. What a talent.

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  3. Oh, you have really shown your love for Rumi in your first poem!

    And in your second poem, I agree each step we learn something new. Every day is a new chance for discovery. Each step is important in our growth! (So glad to see you in Poetry Jam!)

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    1. Thanks Mary. Yes, Rumi's poems are awesome.

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  4. A gift not a tourney. Love that! Great reminder.

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    1. Thanks Talya. Glad you liked that.

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  5. Such a true devotion and dedication

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    1. Thanks Vandana. Glad you thought so.

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  6. "What will I take away?" That line is so well-crafted, so well-thought. A memorable poem and a fine response to the prompt!

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    1. Thanks Mary. That question often puts things into perspective for me. Glad you liked my poems.

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  7. Each and every line touched my heart...meaningful poems

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    1. Thanks Shellymona. That's such a sweet comment. Glad you liked them.

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  8. Such a deep poem Suzy... I almost cried as I read it so many absorbing each word deeply inside me somewhere....

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    1. Thanks Me. Glad you liked my poem so much.

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  9. Rumi is my favorite poet too .Loved the verse written in his honor :)

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    1. Thanks Sridevi, Glad you liked it.

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  10. Both poems are great, but I really love the second. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. It's my pleasure to share.

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  11. Lovely poems and a wonderful tribute to Rumi!
    Blessings, Suzy!

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    1. Thanks Martha. Glad you liked it.

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  12. Both were well written. Enjoyed them both. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks Beachanny. Glad you liked them.

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  13. OH to have that kinship with Sacredness like Rumi, with each step perhaps we too will grow closer to the ONE?

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    1. Hi Laura, I am sure we will. Poetry does that for me.

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  14. I absolutely love Rumi's words - such depth and wisdom. Life is truly a journey and we're learning all the time, aren't we? Both poems are fab, Suzy.

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    1. Thanks Corinne. Yes, we constantly learn from life. Rumi's words take me to that spiritual place. Glad you liked my poems.

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  15. Beautiful poetry, Suzy. Alive, full of wisdom, and enchanting are the words that come to mind. Well done!
    Blessings.
    Penny

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    1. Thanks Penny - Rumi is just that - how well you described him. Your words brought me great joy.

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