To An Early Daffodil

By Amy Lowell (1874–1925) Thou yellow trumpeter of laggard Spring!Thou herald of rich Summer's myriad flowers!The climbing sun with new recovered powersDoes warm thee into being, through the ringOf rich, brown earth he woos thee, makes thee flingThy green shoots up, inheriting the dowersOf bending sky and sudden, sweeping showers,Till ripe and blossoming thou art…Read more To An Early Daffodil

Li Bai: The Sword

“Last year we were fighting out to the North beyond the Great Wall, and this year we’re fighting far out in the West on the Kashgar river. We’ve washed our blades in the streams of Parthia, and grazed our horses amid the snows of Tian Shan. But the beacon fires are always burning. The marching…Read more Li Bai: The Sword

Humility and God’s Infinite Grace

By Yunus Emre I am called by these folk ‘Sufi’ and I’ll use my rosaryceaselessly...the wisdom my tongue speaks my heart won’t accepteasily.Although I’m allowed to spread the Word, a lie is my piety;what I care for is in another place, the Path I cannotsee!Wise may be my words but a mere cloak for show…Read more Humility and God’s Infinite Grace

Humility

To be really on this Path you have to have humility: if you judge others, pushed down the stairs you'll be!If heart flies too high from this Way you'll fly away: one can't hide, what is inside out will be, all will see!Even that long white bearded one, looking O so wise, if he breaks…Read more Humility