More Intermission Poetry – Rumi-fied!

Ode 1957: An intellectual

An intellectual is all the time showing off.

Lovers dissolve and become bewildered.

Intellectuals try not to drown,
while the whole purpose of loves
is drowning.

Intellectual invent
ways to rest, and then lie down~
in those beds.

Lovers feel ashamed
of comforting ideas.

You’ve seen a glob
of oil on water? That’s how a lover 
sits with intellectuals, there, but alone
in a circle of himself.

Some intellectual
tries to give sound advice to a lover.

All he hears back is, I love you.

I love you.

Love is musk. Don’t deny it
when you smell the scent!

Love is a tree.

Lovers, the shade of the long branches.

To the intellectual mind, a child must learn
to grow up and be adult.

In the station of love,
you see old men getting younger and younger.

Shams chose to live low in the roots
for you. So now, he soars in the air
as you sublimely articulating love! 

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

My Absence and a Bit of Poetry

Hi All!

I’m sorry I’ve been away. My concentration currently elsewhere, I’ve not forgotten this space and will return when I can spend some time.  In the meantime, here’s a little something by one of the authors in my dissertation and sourced from poetryfoundation.org.

An Ocean Musing

BY HENRIETTA CORDELIA RAY

Far, far out lie the white sails all at rest;
Like spectral arms they seem to touch and cling
Unto the wide horizon. Not a wing
Of truant bird glides down the purpling west;
No breeze dares to intrude, e’en on a quest
To fan a lover’s brow; the waves to sing
Have quite forgotten till the deep shall fling
A bow across its vibrant chords. Then, lest
One moment of the sea’s repose we lose,
Nor furnish Fancy with a thousand themes
Of unimagined sweetness, let us gaze
On this serenity, for as we muse,
Lo! all is restless motion: life’s best dreams
Give changing moods to even halcyon days.

 

Vegan Valentine Etsy Finds!

<3 <3 Happy VD to you all!  <3 <3

I troll etsy on such a regular basis, that I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite finds.

Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Fudge by BlueCastleCupcakes

Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Fudge by BlueCastleCupcakes

2 Organic Chocolate LOVE Bars - Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian by WildHippo

2 Organic Chocolate LOVE Bars – Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian by WildHippo

Valentine's Gift Lip Tint Pomegranate by TheSoapMarket

Valentine’s Gift Lip Tint Pomegranate by TheSoapMarket

Valentine Treasure Bag by PSNaturalHealth

Valentine Treasure Bag by PSNaturalHealth

Vegan Valentine's square cross stitch card by ABitKittywampus

Vegan Valentine’s square cross stitch card by ABitKittywampus

Vegan Dog Treats - My Vegan Valentine by Shorty's Gourmet Treats

Vegan Dog Treats – My Vegan Valentine by Shorty’s Gourmet Treats

Valentine's Day Soap - Chocolate Fudge by ajsweetsoap

Valentine’s Day Soap – Chocolate Fudge by ajsweetsoap