Tag Archives: Rumi

Dream Big Ghazal

Poem A Day #4 is to be of the Ghazal poetry form. Ghazals were originally popularized and written by such notables as Rumi and Hafiz of Persia.  Through the influence of Goethe (1749–1832), the ghazal became very popular in Germany … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Belly

In Rumi’s pond, waded a pinkish flamingo Whose presence was as a belly dancer’s shadow The eye of Ra became its own perception of light As a sensuous beat flowed from the palace into the night Fatima dances while warding off … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Each of Us Is Created For A Particular Work

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”  – Rumi What then shall I do with my life, I once wondered.  The problem was that every time I … Continue reading

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Garden Into Gateway

It is the 19th day of  NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo.  New day, new challenge.  This one is to write a poem of any kind with any perspective pertinent to a ‘creation’ story.  Many who know me would assume that I would ease over … Continue reading

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Rumi’s Secret

Day 13 of the month long challenge was to write a ghazal.   It’s a nice traditional Persian form that has lent itself to the English literary world.  I wrote a poem or two off topic and now am coming … Continue reading

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