World Poetry Day

“By paying tribute to the men and women whose only instrument is free speech, who imagine and act, UNESCO recognizes in poetry its value as a symbol of the human spirit’s creativity. By giving form and words to that which has none – such as the unfathomable beauty that surrounds us, the immense suffering and misery of the world – poetry contributes to the expansion of our common humanity, helping to increase its strength, solidarity and self-awareness.”

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An Agony: Response to Rumi (DNA)

“What is the soul? I cannot stop asking”-Rumi
The silence of doubt fills me like a cup with shadow 

And longing for lightning to strike me 

down with the truth which whispers from beneath eaves and between bird wing 

Help me! Help me! My soul suffers for a drop 

As one burns alive inside and out 

Without a doubt words fail me 

The rawness seeping with all me wounded 

From the search- won’t you walk with me?