RUMI – Only That Breath


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,
I 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 place-less,
a trace of the trace-less.

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.
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RUMI – Only That Breath

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