Unfold Your Own Myth

Unfold Your Own Myth - Rumi

Who gets up early to discover the moment light begins?
Who finds us here circling, bewildered, like atoms?
Who comes to a spring thirsty
and sees the moon reflected in it?
Who, like Jacob blind with grief and age,
smells the shirt of his lost son
and can see again?
Who lets a bucket down and brings
up a flowing prophet? Or like Moses goes for fire
and finds what burns inside the sunrise?

Jesus slips into a house to escape enemies,
and opens a door to another world.
Solomon cuts open a fish, and ther's a cold ring.
Omar storms in to kill the prophet
and leaves with blessings.
Chase a deer and end up everywhere!
An oyster opens his mouth to swallow one drop.
Now there's a pearl.
A vagrant wanders empty ruins.
Suddenly he's wealthy.

Bt don't be satisfied with stories, how things
have gone with others. Unfold
your own myth, without complicated explaination,
so everyone will understand the passage,
We have opened you.

Start walking...Your legs will get heavy
and tired. Then comes a moment
of feeling the wings you've grown

-Rumi - From The Essential Rumi translation Coleman Barks with John Moyne