Sunday, January 22, 2012

stay here

thinking gives off smoke
to prove the existence of fire.
a mystic sits inside the burning.
there are wonderful shapes
in rising smoke
that imagination loves to watch.
but it's a mistake to leave the fire
for that filmy sight.
stay here...
at the flame's core.

-rumi (1207-1273)


Kel said...

thanx for sharing this rumi quote
it's magnificent, as is the artwork you created around it

Stacy Wills said...

thanks, kel! rumi is such a well-spring of inspiration for me.

Melissa Zeitler said...

This really warms you right up! And in the middle of winter -- it is a welcomed thing. This is just wonderful! Decided to pop by and see what you have been up to - so glad I did!

Stacy Wills said...

melissa - always a pleasure to have you stop by - glad to be able to send some warmth your way!