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sun1.jpgI wanted to share this lovely poem by Rumi, the ancient Sufi poet. If you’re not aware of him, his poems are about divine longing, the sweet yearning for a gigantic, bigger-than-earth-and-humans love.

Some Kiss We Want

There is some kiss we want with
our whole lives, the touch of

spirit on the body. Seawater
begs the pearl to break its shell.

And the lily, how passionately
it needs some wild darling! At

night, I open the window and ask
the moon to come and press its

face against mine. Breathe into
me. Close the language-door and
open the love window. The moon
won’t use the door, only the window.

— Rumi

Translator: Coleman Barks

We have loads more Rumi on the site, starting with this Rumi quote gallery and this gorgeous Rumi meditation.

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