Friday, September 9, 2011

What Am I? - Rumi

Not Christian or Jew or
Muslim, Not Hindu,
Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen.
Not any religion

Or cultural system. I am
Not from the east
Or the west, not
out of the ocean or up

from the ground, not
Natural or ethereal, not
Composed of elements at all.
I do not exist.

Am not an entity in this
World or the next,
Did not descend from
Adam and Eve or any
origin story. My place is
The placeless, a trace
Of the traceless.
Neither body or soul.

I belong to the Beloved,
Have seen the two
Worlds as one and
That one
Call to and know,

First, last, outer, inner,
Only that breath breathing
Human being.