Thursday, December 03, 2015

Poetry Thursday - Rumi Hope

Sorrow prepares you for joy. 
It violently sweeps everything 
out of your house, 
so that new joy 
can find space to enter. 
It shakes the yellow leaves 
from the bough of your heart, 
so that fresh, green leaves 
can grow in their place. 
It pulls up the rotten roots, 
so that new roots 
hidden beneath 
have room to grow. 
Whatever sorrow shakes 
from your heart, 
far better things 
will take their place.
~ Rumi

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