Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Don't Go Back To Sleep

For years, copying other people, I tried to know myself.
From within, I couldn’t decide what to do.
Unable to see, I heard my name being called.
Then I walked outside.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.

People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.

... Mevlana Rumi


Luqman said...

great poems.

TheHoopoe said...

yeah ... i post it up in lieu of the last third days of Ramadhan :)