You Dance Inside my Chest

In your light I learn how to love.
In your beauty, how to make poems.

You dance inside my chest,
where no one sees you,

but sometimes I do,
and that sight becomes this art.

-Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks)

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About mjbutterworth

I love drinking/making coffee, making/listening to music, riding bicycles, and reading about theology. I also like blogs that talk about those things. Most of all, I love Jesus because his gospel has changed my life.
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2 Responses to You Dance Inside my Chest

  1. badgley says:

    That’s awesome. Weiss was paraphrasing this then?

  2. Yeah. Early mewithoutYou is filled with allusions to the Gnostic gospels and Sufi poets.

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