Whirling Dervish... by Metin Bereketli
"Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come." -- Rumi
"In your light, I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art."
"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
"I want to sing like the birds' sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think."
"Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder."
"You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop."
"Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation."
"Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself."
“Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?”
"The wound is the place where the Light enters you."
"These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them."
"Love is the water of life."
"Whirling Dervish" © by Metin Bereketli