Archive for light

Don’t hide…

Posted in Photography, Rumi with tags , , , , , , , on September 9, 2016 by Mj Rains

Don’t hide the candle

of your clarity. Stand up and burn

through the night, my prince.

Without your light

a great lion is held captive by a rabbit!

-Rumi, One Who Wraps Himself

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The Metaphysical Countrygirl

Posted in Poetry at large with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2013 by Mj Rains

love_by_lauraporaYou, functional space
variants in voltage, the only light
Transitory effect of Love
several different lights
Sustain
sustain them
you sustain them.

~Omar Perez~

via The Poetry Foundation

Beauty surrounds us…

Posted in Rumi with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2012 by Mj Rains

Beauty surrounds us
but usually we need to be walking
in a garden to know it.

The body itself is a screen
to shield and partially reveal
the light that’s blazing
inside your presence.

Water, stories, the body,
all things we do, are mediums
that hide and show what’s hidden.

Study them,
and enjoy this being washed
with a secret we sometimes know,
and then not.

~Rumi

Like the moon…

Posted in Rumi with tags , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2011 by Mj Rains

“Like the moon when it’s getting
smaller, yet knowing the fullness to come.
Like a seed pearl ground in the mortar of medicine,
that knows it will now be the light in a human eye.”

~Rumi, from Childhood Friends

Candle light…

Posted in Esoteric with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2011 by Mj Rains

That light we see is burning in my hall.
How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

-from The Merchant of Venice

Image: Lonely Candle by Plug In Syndrome

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