To walk away : Rumi

This most deep and meaningful poem by Rumi is one Mark Wolynn shared on a video I linked to earlier.. Not every one may want to watch the entire video but this poem is too profound not to share, Lately I am only beginning to gain a truer glimpse of what those ghostly presences REALLY WERE that led me to walk away from life and from loving so so often!

Now to walk away from all this entanglement

that is ours and yet does not belong to us,

that like the water in an old well

reflects us trembling

and distorts the image

that hooks us again and again

like thorns.

To walk away from this and that

we long ago stopped seeing

so common place were they and so familiar,

then to look back once and see at last



as if for the first time

so fresh

how impersonal is

the suffering that comes to all of us,

that fills childhood to the brim

and then to walk away

rending hand from hand

as if to reopen a wound

and walk away where?

Into the unknown

far into an unfamiliar warm country

that whatever happens

remains indifferent as a backdrop,

a garden,

or wall.

And walk away, why?

From zeal, from mission,


dark expectation

from not knowing and not being known

to take on all this

to let go

all hope

to let fall whatever you may still be

holding onto

perhaps to die alone

not knowing why

is this the opening

to a new life?

Published by: emergingfromthedarknight

"The religious naturalist is provisioned with tales of natural emergence that are, to my mind, far more magical than traditional miracles. Emergence is inherent in everything that is alive, allowing our yearning for supernatural miracles to be subsumed by our joy in the countless miracles that surround us." Ursula Goodenough How to describe oneself? People are a mystery and there is so much more to us than just our particular experiences or occupations. I could write down a list of attributes and they still might not paint a complete picture pf Deborah Louise and in any case it would not be the full truth of me. I would say that my purpose here on Wordpress is to express some of my random experiences, thoughts and feelings, to share about my particular journey and explore some subjects dear to my heart, such as emotional recovery, healing and astrology while posting up some of the prose/poems which are an outgrowth of my labours with life, love and relationships. If anything I write touches you I would be so pleased to hear for the purpose of reaching out and expressung ourselves is hopefully to connect with each other and find where our souls meet.

Categories UncategorizedLeave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s