Monday, September 24, 2012

I’ve been following the above blog for sometime, and would like to invite you to check it out – the Rumi poem (#1) in the above post was particularly important to me.

Thank you, Suzin G for being an inspiration, and a teacher, at a distance. You constantly invite me to revisit old friends who sometimes get ignored as my life changes and changes. I wanted to share the Rumi poem (#1) which was originally introduced to me by Michelle Marks (

It was healing then, as it is now. May we be patient, generous hosts to our many unexpected visitors. Many people speak of the way hardships reveal blessings, but rarely do they acknowledge how complicated and difficult this revelation can be. This poem captures the way our difficulties can peel away the hardness on our hearts:

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  1. Dear Jen.
    You are so welcome for any and all inspiration that moves from me towards you! My supreme honor and pleasure… and thank you for reblogging my blog. Very much appreciated. Here’s a preview of a poem that will be finding its way onto the Monday Night Blog before too long:

    Love after Love
    -Derek Walcott

    The time will come
    when, with elation,
    you will greet yourself arriving
    at your own door, in your own mirror,
    and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
    and say, sit here. Eat.
    You will love again the stranger who was your self.
    Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
    to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
    all your life, whom you ignored
    for another, who knows you by heart.
    Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
    the photographs, the desperate notes,
    peel your own image from the mirror.
    Sit. Feast on your life.

    Sending always the best to you.

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