Praise (Poem by Rumi)

Praise (Poem by Rumi)

Praise by Rumi

Praise

Every war and every conflict
between human beings has happened
because of some disagreement about names.

It is such an unnecessary foolishness,
because just beyond the arguing
there is a long table of companionship
set and waiting for us to sit down.

What is praised is one, so the praise is one too,
many jugs being poured into a huge basin.
All religions, all this singing, one song.

The differences are just illusion and vanity.
Sunlight looks a little different
on this wall than it does on that wall
and a lot different on this other one,
but it is still the same light.

We have borrowed these clothes,
these time-and-space personalities,
from a light, and when we praise,
we are pouring them back in.

by Rumi

             

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4 Comments

  1. John gregory 5 months ago

    I assume that pole does not belong to a pole dancer?
    ❤️

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      Polly Castor 5 months ago

      Holds up our bathroom sink!

  2. Sue Krevitt 5 months ago

    Ah yes.
    The Uni-Verse…
    The One (Infinite) Song of God.
    One Consciousness…
    Light,
    Love.

  3. Gillian Smith 5 months ago

    That is beautiful Polly – thank you – bearing in mind the negotiations that are taking place right now re Brexit. I love the idea of a ‘long table of companionship’ …..

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