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Discussion in 'Spiritual Poems' started by Mayflow, Nov 18, 2012.



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    A moth drawn to a flame dies,
    but as I've heard from the likes of Rumi
    and such other poets
    it dies in ecstasy!

    Why? It is drawn by the Light
    It is consumed by the Light;
    It becomes the Light

    A poet writing a poem is consumed by the poem
    Differentials are consumed
    and oneness assimilated

    Therefore I suggest evidence that Rumi
    and moths are the one and the same.

    Of course He was a very poetic moth,
    but aren't they all?
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    Posted By Mayflow | Nov 18, 2012
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    JONATHAN living not existing.

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    Wonderfull .. Sad yet it makes me smile however I think we all are drawn to a flame some flames consume and other soak into our souls and in turn you and me can be a flame , a light to others. Sorry Im going all Oprah on you but lovely poem, I wanna memorise it and say it to myself at night.
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    Posted By JONATHAN | Nov 19, 2012
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    MsJacquiiC Poetica Magnifique

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    Ecstacy in death? Sounds like Rumi no doubt. Definitely a nice premise for poetry! And what a lovely poem you've shared with us Mayflow -- I always joke with my friends that the perfect death would be right after an orgasm. "Felt so good I can die in peace now." Is generally the punchline LOL

    All jokes aside though - you've touched on an interesting topic. This poem is so editorial: there's the moth being drawn to & consumed by, becoming the flame, there's the poet being swayed to poesy which in-turn consumes him, then there's the marriage of these two concepts intertwined. Brilliant analogy.

    I'm not sure though that all poets are moths - Me for instance: I'm a butterfly :p

    This made for a wonderful read. Thanks for the share and again = Welcome to JPiC ;)

    J.


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Nov 20, 2012
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    Love the concept of being a light to others, whether consumed or soaked by the flame of life!


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Nov 20, 2012
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    This is a wonderful extrapolation on the inner meanings of the poem. I am happy if anyone liked or enjoyed the poem, but when you can take it to new levels for yourself, that is so awesome. Thank you guys. :)
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    Posted By Mayflow | Nov 21, 2012
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    O, I am a total Rumi nut. Also, while I sure don't want to hurry death, I do like to write about it with love, not fear.
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    Posted By Mayflow | Nov 21, 2012
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    Totally agree with this! For me this is what great poetry is all about: A testimony with subject matter the reader(s) can easily relate to, personalizing the poem to their own life experience. A great poem allows the reader entrance into it's depths so that it IS possible empathize with the subject matter. :yes:


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Nov 25, 2012
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    Same here! One of my favorite Rumi pieces is posted here in video format. Check it out ;)
    And yes - like birth, death is a part of the human experience. No need to fear it. You showed that beautifully in your poem too.


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Nov 25, 2012
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    O, thanks MsJ. Yes I enjoyed the link.

    Here is a reply I got on another nee (to me) forum. Possibly the most rewarding comment I've ever had.

    "I believe I'll be returning to this poem over and over again in order to not only enjoy it but to think about it and improve myself..."


    Posted By Mayflow | Nov 26, 2012
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    Nice! That sounds truly rewarding - I bet you were smiling all day after seeing that comment!
    Which forum was it? Feel free to invite your friends and colleagues here if you like - Check out our invite system at http://jpicforum.info/invites/ or simply drop the link :)

    J.

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    O thanks... Yeah, I wasn't sure if that would be encouraged or frowned upon. I'll do that probably next week.


    Posted By Mayflow | Nov 27, 2012
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