Ivory lines lead Your heart is a river that flows from your chest Through every organ Your brain is the dam And I am the fish who can't reach the core. Ivory lines lead Oh, instincts are misleading You shouldn't think what you're feeling They don't tell you what you know you should want. Ivory lines lead Ivory lines lead Oh, instincts are misleading You shouldn't think what you're feeling They don't tell you want you know you should want. Add your thoughts 97 Comments. General Comment ivory lines - bra straps!
Oh, instincts are misleading You shouldn't think what you're feeling They don't tell you what You know you should want it's all about the difference between what your heart wants and what your mind thinks is the best for you There was an error. That's more like it. What I wanted to here. Flag Middleman3 on February 19, General Comment ok, i'm gonna go out on a limb here, but i'm going to say that the writer has read The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera.
No Replies Log in to reply. This is an interesting view into how I know partners I've had in the past have felt about me, so it's even more heartbreaking for that fact. More info on SPD: Things don't really happen to me, they happen to my body, my shell, what have you. To me, the song is absolutely about romantic lust, but for someone who he just can't quite get to in a way that's satisfying to him. He's intently interested in this person that's horribly disconnected, and while he wants to connect, he's finding a 'dam' That's just what the song means to me.
It's sad and lovely, and easily one of my favorites Did I mention that nearly all audiophiles like myself are SPD? SPD or not life feels like that to me too. This morning David had already left for work in our more reliable car. I bundled up against the cold and headed out for the dreaded task of starting the old Chrysler. The beast normally took great offense at the cold and refused to start without coaxing.
To start it, one had to find the lever inside the grill to release the hood, lift it, and then find the stick to prop it open. Next, one had to remove the wing nut from the big round thing, take it off, push the little copper thing, get back inside the car and start it. If it started coughing and then actually turned Sort of without warning though, my gold wedding set has become a national treasure.
People ask to see my fossil. My children are getting to the age now where they are attending weddings with interest and they know people who are engaged to be married.
When my children ask to see the ring, it is no passing glance; they examine it closely and with the fascination of seeing a trinket that has washed ashore from the Titanic. A Different Story A Different Story There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship,communion or company than a good marriage. Immediately humbled, I realize that I heard the same thing from a single, searching, female cousin just recently. Shams pulls one of the books out of the water and it is dry. Rumi asks him to leave them there and from that day their incredible friendship is formed.
What an incredible question to ask someone when you meet them. Jun 24, Erica Heilmann rated it it was amazing.
If I could only have one book, this would be the book. It says something new to me every time I pick it up.
It is not human, and it is not imaginary. Marcia Noren rated it really liked it Apr 30, Your heart is a river that flows from your chest Through every organ Your brain is the dam And I am the fish Who can't reach the core Dam's block rivers. Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. The Glance taps a major, yet little explored theme in Rumi's poetry-the mystical experience that occurs in the meeting of the eyes of the lover and the beloved, parent and child, friend and soul mate. The longing for Shams inspired Rumi to write some of the greatest poetry in the cannons of literature and turned him from a jurist to a mystic.
You cannot really expect juicy poetry from a celibate jurist While reading Rumi, what Osho said about Omar Khayyam was present in my mind almost in every poem, being the exceptions to that the poems I enjoyed the most, for their poetic quality "Jars of Springwater" or even modern one "What Have You Been Drinking? May 10, Collette rated it it was amazing.
The beauty and simplicity of Rumi speak for themselves and the magic of this little volume jumps out of every page transcending time and space, culture and faith. Such is the wonder of this tiny little book that I carry it everywhere with me. Here is a sample from one of my favourites, "would you bow?
Would you wonder where that one came from and how? Don't raise your head to ask anything. Mar 31, Ivan rated it liked it Shelves: I don't usually have the patience to think poems through, but my copy was vandalized in the most peculiar way I got to the end and I didn't even try to shoot myself, it must be good then, right?
Really great, I will have to listen to this again sometime. It's a bit odd hearing a southern United States accent reciting Rumi but I'm from Tennessee so it just sounded wonderful. Oct 07, Jo rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is one I will come back to again and again. This collection of poems from Rumi's 'Divan', flows from the love and loss of Rumi's friend Shams of Tabriz. The internalised friendship becomes the mystical inner 'thou' - a place of dialogue with the self, with the beloved other, with the 'divine' and the absence which permeates all of life.
It is reminiscent of Thomas Merton. And as another reviewer commented, there is an undeclared queerness about it which transcends easy ca A breathtaking book. And as another reviewer commented, there is an undeclared queerness about it which transcends easy categories. I like Coleman Barks' rendering of the poems.
I think 'translation' is the wrong word and it is not what Barks claims to do. He does not know Persian nor does he reproduce the strict forms and metres of the original works. He uses Nevit Ergin's English translations of Golpinarli's Turkish translations from the Persian, and beautifully re-works them into free style poetry, as true as it can be "to the fire and ecstasy of the ghazals in the Divan". Grief lives between the cat paws.
You can say eek-eek or gehk-gohk, but there's no way to escape. Oct 21, Sophiealka rated it it was amazing. So you've read, and continue to treasure the foundational tome, that heartland of Sufi wisdom and wonder that is 'The Essential Rumi'. While the latter is inexhaustible in its exhibition of beautiful renderings of Jalal al Din Rumi by Barks, Nicholson and John, this much slimmer collection of poems demonstrates Coleman Barks' unparalleled grasp of the spiritual essence of Sufi poetry.
Barks has carefully gathered together poems of Rumi's that speak to the concept of 'the glance', an encounter in So you've read, and continue to treasure the foundational tome, that heartland of Sufi wisdom and wonder that is 'The Essential Rumi'.
Barks has carefully gathered together poems of Rumi's that speak to the concept of 'the glance', an encounter in which two souls meet in the mirror of eachother's eyes. But The Glance is so much more that this explanation can evoke, and it is in Barks' quite personal and allegorical preface and introduction, in which he frames the concept of soul-meeting, that I found a new appreciation for and understanding of Rumi and of the deeper wisdom captured within his words. Dec 01, Jason rated it it was ok Shelves: Maybe it was because this book is a translation, but I just couldn't get into it.
Some of the poems flew over my head, and some I just didn't like. In fact, I only found three favorites: But I'm going to take a while before I do. Jul 31, Prudence rated it it was ok Shelves: I don't know if it was the translation or if I don't care for Rumi. I've read various quotes by him and thought them insightful, but so much of this for me was like describing a beautiful sunset by saying it was like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
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Maybe it's just me, maybe it's the translation. Not totally giving up on Rumi, next time I'll likely avoid translations by Colman. Jan 06, Emily Kimball rated it it was amazing. I didn't realize how deep my need for these words was until I starting reading Rumi.