|inspirational quote photography - sing|
I love the poems of Rumi and am always looking for an opportunity to remind myself of the wisdom of his words.
This photography of seagulls resting on a dock near the beach,
with all its white space, just begged for a great inspirational quote.
"I want to sing like the birds sing,
not worrying about who hears or what they think"
If you're interested, here are a few more lines from Rumi's poem, "What I Want is To See Your Face."
I encourage you to read on.
What I want is to see your face
in a tree, in the sun coming out, in the air.
to swim like a huge fish in ocean water.
To be a desert mountain instead of a city.
I'm tired of cowards.
I want to live with lions.
Not whining, teary people
I want the ranting of drunkards.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying
who hears, or what they think.
Beyond wanting, beyond place, inside form,
A flute says, I have no hope for finding that.
But Love plays and is the music played.
Let that musician finish this poem.
I am a waterbird flying into the sun.
I chose just a few words for this inspirational quote photography, but I think they are really magnified within the context of more of the poem.
I find them calming and humbling...they really speak to me...do they speak to you? Love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
Peace and xo.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Sing Like the Birds Sing
author beach bum chix