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

Rumi translated by Coleman Barks; image: shiftedreality.com

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4 responses »

  1. welcome home and thanks for the poem

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  2. Daishin

    Very nice. A beautiful translation. Thank you. Is that your photo?

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  3. lovely, isn’t it!

    i’ve since addeded the photo credit.

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  4. Thank you Daishin. I find this lovely poem to be very inspiring. I have printed it to remind me to be awake. The photo is perfect too.

    Rita

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