Inspired by a poem of Rumi:
Mast, rudder, helmsman, and keel,
I am also the coral reef they founder on.
I am a tree with a parrot in its branches.
Silence, thought, and voice.
The musical air coming through a flute,
a spark of a stone, a flickering
in metal. Both candle, and the moth crazy around it.
Rose, and the nightingale lost in the fragrance.
I am all orders of being, the circling galaxy,
the evolutionary intelligence, the lift,
and the falling away. What is,
and what isn’t. You who know,
You the one
in all, say who
I am. Say I
(translated by Coleman Barks)
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