(December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886)
An American poet.
Though virtually unknown in her lifetime, Dickinson has come to be regarded, along with Walt Whitman, as one of the two quintessential
American poets of the 19th century.
Life Part One XLII
SURGEONS must be very careful
When they take the knife!
Underneath their fine incisions
Stirs the culprit,—Life.
Rumi (Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi) (September 30, 1207
- December 17, 1273) A poetic genius and spiritual master. Founder of the Sufi Order, after mentoring in the mystical
paths by Shamsuddin, a wandering dervish.
'We Are Three', Mathnawi VI, 831-845
These spiritual window-shoppers,
who idly ask, 'How much is that?' Oh, I'm just looking.
a hundred items and put them down,
shadows with no capital.
What is spent is
love and two eyes wet with weeping.
But these walk into a shop,
and their whole lives pass suddenly
in that moment,
in that shop.
Where did you go? "Nowhere."
What did you have to eat? "Nothing much."
Even if you don't know what you
buy _something,_ to be part of the exchanging flow.
Start a huge, foolish
It makes absolutely no difference
think of you.