November musings with Rumi

I want your sun to reach my raindrops, so your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud. ~Jalal al din Rumi

Rain

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?

morningglorious

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.

breakwater wintersepia

 The wound is the place where light enters

Rumi was a Persian philosopher, poet and mystic born in Afghanistan in 1207. His writings can transform the soul!! Everyone should have a copy of Rumi in their library!!

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  1. Peter Nena says:

    Cybele, if the wound is the place where light enters the soul, then myself I should by now be made of light.

    Indeed, everyone should have Rumi in their library.

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  2. This is so beautiful, Cybele. I seem to have gotten so far behind. Life has interfered with my play! I’ll have to check out Rumi!

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  3. Aquileana says:

    Such a wise man, indeed… Great quotes and stunning photographs, as always dear Cybele. Best wishes, Aquileana 😀

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments as always!!

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  4. Very beautiful and soothing images. I especially like the raindrops, they make me sleepy. 🙂 Lovely words from Rumi.

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    1. I love hearing the rain fall too!! Thank you Snow!!

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  5. Norma says:

    Thanks for this post, Moon. Rumi is my all time favourite. Love his quotes and this made my day. Loved the way you have put the words and pictures together. 🙂
    Could you suggest his best compiled book of poems.

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    1. thanks so much Norma!! and you’re welcome. I’m pleased you like Rumi – and my photos!! I think I like “the essential Rumi” the best at the moment though there are many others!!

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      1. Norma says:

        I’ll try to find that. In case I don’t get it then I’m sure there are plenty of others as well. 😉

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  6. Wow, Cybele! Exquisite is not a good enough word! I love your photos soooo beautifully matched up to Rumi! Wishing you well, dear, blessings to you and all your family! ♥♥♥;^)

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    1. Much appreciated Aisha!!! Thanks so much for the compliment!! I just love the mystic and poetic which seems to abound in your part of the world!!

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      1. Yes, it does, doesn’t it! I’m really leaning more in that direction too ♥♥♥;^)

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  7. Chris Donner says:

    I love all things Rumi. That’s for uplifting me.

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    1. me too! Thanks for stopping by Chris!!

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  8. lauramacky says:

    I adore that raindrop image! Rain has such a comforting feeling to me and that’s what I feel from that image.

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    1. thank you Laura- we have plenty of raindrops up here on the west coast!! 😀 It’s lovely to sit warmly inside hearing the rain dancing on the skylight

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      1. lauramacky says:

        yessss we have a skylight too…several and I know exactly what you mean except this week for us is going to be sunny and warm lol. It was a nice two days of rain though!

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  9. Mark Simms says:

    Beautiful images……love the cloudy light and blur!

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  10. Such deep concepts, and yet so simple to grasp once the enlightened philosopher has found the words with which to express them.
    I love your illustrative pictures.

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    1. Rumi does touch the heart and soul!! Thank you Sarah!!

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  11. robert87004 says:

    Your first photo and quote are especially well matched, as if they were meant to be one all along. Lovely post. Never forget his writings of love.

    “The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.

    🙂

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    1. Romantics, all of us!!! Thanks Robert, and for that quote!

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  12. katieprior says:

    Gorgeous shots, so atmospheric and dreamy! The beautiful quotes go so well with your photos. 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much Katie!! The words really touch the soul!!

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  13. didonablog says:

    I like the dream like effect in the last photo!

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    1. yes, I like that one too!! Thanks Didon!!!

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  14. Love, love, love that last image of the sun kissed trees. You chose wonderful quotes. My favorite is this one, “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”

    I do have a book of his poems in my personal library. 🙂

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    1. That’s a wonderful quote!! Glad you love him too!! Thanks Circ!!!

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  15. Carrie says:

    Rumi sums up in so few words what takes a life time for most to uncover. Lovely images to stir the soul even further. Beautiful.

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    1. so true!! thank you Carrie!!

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  16. Amy says:

    What a beautiful, inspiring post! The quotes go perfectly with your beautiful photos!.

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    1. I’m glad it’s inspiring!!! Thanks so much my friend!!

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  17. What a wonderful collection, the last shot is stunning

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    1. So glad you like them! Thank you!!!

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  18. Yes, beautiful words /poem from Rumi. Amazing photos Cybele!

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    1. thanks so much Della!!

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  19. svtakeiteasy says:

    Such dreamy shots, Cybele. I love your work and how you combine beautiful images and sensitive writing. And I will have to look for the Essential Rumi.

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    1. thank you Chris! you are generous!!! and yes I’m always inspired when I read a quote from Rumi!!

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