Today's Inspiration & Writing Prompt

July 25, 2016

 

ZERO CIRCLE

 

Be helpless, dumbfounded,

Unable to say yes or no.

Then a stretcher will come from grace

to gather us up.

 

We are too dull-eyed to see that beauty.

If we say we can, we are lying.

If we say No, we don't see it,

That No will behead us

And shut tight our window onto spirit.

 

So let us rather not be sure of anything,

Beside ourselves, and only that, so

Miraculous beings come running to help.

Crazed, lying in a zero circle, mute,

We shall be saying finally,

With tremendous eloquence, Lead us.

When we have totally surrendered to that beauty,

We shall be a mighty kindness.

 

                                                        Rumi

 

WRITING PROMPT:

 

Describe something in nature that you have felt was "speaking" to you.  Use all of your senses as you write.

 

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