Beautiful Robes of Words

Can’t resist putting up a second post today, inspired by overwhelming gratitude.


Those who don’t feel this love
pulling them like a river
those who don’t drink dawn
like a cup of spring water
or take sunset like supper
those who don’t want to change
let them sleep…

This Love is beyond the study of theology
that old trickery and hypocrisy
If you want to improve your mind that way
sleep on.

I’ve given up on my brain
I’ve torn the cloth to shreds
and thrown it away.

If you’re not completely naked
wrap your beautiful robe of words around you
and sleep.



M seeing

I see you here M.

There is always an intent on seeingM to let the current level of nakedness found using words help guide us all off the known map into potentials of living from that deeper place… that place where words themselves begin to cease to work and become quite inadequate in their ability to describe what it is in feeling what we share.  There is the story of M offered up, but only ever as a finger pointing to the truth of what we are.

I so appreciate the support of those who are awake and willing to bare themselves, too… and engage here, reading these words and sharing what is felt in return.

It is my self dancing in the mirror and I am loving what I see reflected back here.-x.M
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11 thoughts on “Beautiful Robes of Words

  1. A big thanks to Pina for a reminder today of the treasures to be found when borrowing from the depths of nakedness found in Rumi’s approaching of saying of the unsayable. -x.M

  2. During graduate school I would swim in Lake Michigan at the point in Hyde Park, Chicago each day in the summer. There was an old man who would be there almost everyday. After many weeks he finally struck up a conversation with me. He said that at age 12 he had snuck in to see Sally dance at the world fair in 1934. He said to that day (this was mid ’90s) she still was one of the most beautiful women he had ever seen move.

    When we dance from the nakedness in love, anything is possible. -x.M

  3. A lovely reminder about the signpost M.
    Language gives us so much ability to bring up from the depths senses known but lacking form and yet can box us in if we settle for too much definitiveness. I do think that words are magical, and using them, exploring their meanings, challenges me to revise, refine and deepen my understanding.

  4. Andrea Hartman on said:

    LOVE this!!!!

    • Rumi speaks our language. He DEFINITELY would have joined a group of women making a circle intent on alchemy, women gathered to watch their challenges transmute in the refining fire of loving them for what they are as they serve to burn away the layers reminding us of who and what we are. He especially would have had a certain deep hearted delight for ones with the courage to eradicate boundaries in the illusion of separation and by the suggestion to join hands in a circle of love. If moments like that are allowed to happen in life, what incredible living that would be. 🙂

      Undressing by Rumi

      Learn the alchemy true human beings
      know: the moment you accept what

      troubles you’ve been given, the door
      will open. Welcome difficulty

      as a familiar comrade. Joke with
      torment brought by the Friend.

      Sorrows are the rags of old clothes
      and jackets that serve to cover,

      then are taken off. That undressing,
      and the naked body underneath, is

      the sweetness that comes after grief.

      You are such sweet love Andrea. We are so sweetly loved. -x.M

  5. Just wanted to let you know this poem is being incorporated into our homeschool curriculum. We will be writing and memorizing. Perhaps I am more excited than my little students, but they will appreciate it one day. ha!

    • I get so excited to think about kids who will be grown-ups one day having been raised by parents like you! The world has hope in spinning into good places as the clock keeps ticking. -x.M (LOVED your musical tour post! Am working at moment, but have heart happy moment remembering my theme song from days gone by… more longing to be said when time is truly my own. 🙂 )

  6. Erik Andrulis on said:

    Awesome words that I am and soul that I was, Rumi. I wrap myself in my words anew. Peace, Ik

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