Here is the second in the photography series, Say I am you. I don’t know how many of you read Rumi, I find his poems irresistible and this one in particular. Rumi’s poems elegantly and consistently touch our inner being and inspire us to go beyond our limitations towards the Divine. He is expressing once more in this poem how he is in everything, and everything is in him. He ends with these few words, “Jelaluddin, You the one in all, say who I am. Say I am You.”
SAY I AM YOU
I am dust particles in sunlight.
I am the round sun.
To the bits of dust I say, Stay.
To the sun, Keep moving.
I am morning mist,
and the breathing of evening.
I am wind in the top of a grove,
and surf on the cliff.
Mast, rudder, helmsman, and keel,
I am also the coral reef they founder on.
I am a tree with a trained parrot in its branches.
Silence, thought, and voice.
The musical air coming through a flute,
a spark of a stone, a flickering
in metal. Both candle,
and the moth crazy around it.
Rose, and the nightingale
lost in the fragrance.
I am all orders of being, the circling galaxy,
the evolutionary intelligence, the lift,
and the falling away. What is,
and what isn’t. You who know
Jelaluddin, You the one
in all, say who
I am. Say I
The poem “I am You” to soothing but apt music. Heavenly!
The photographs here are from my Indian Collection.
Visits 2012 and 2013. thank you!