Wednesday, September 03, 2008

i feel empty

i am empty.
empty of any reason. empty of understanding.
empty of. anything tangible.

then i remember rumi,
who seems to think that empty is full.
and full is empty..

so heres to you..
to you who brought out the torch.
to you that shone that light
to show me the way,
to you
who left that torch burning,
unguarded,
until, inevitably
it burnt those petals
that
you'd strewn
on my path..

to you.
for emptying me.
and filling me.
and emptying me.

to you..
thank you!

12 comments:

Crimson Shimmer said...

wow!
sharing silence:
shhhhhhhh
love it :)

what would he have said for the cup half full, half empty ;)

KimyaShafinaaz said...

lol. good for you.

hmm. half and half makes one.
whole. complete.
full. and empty.

:)

Nooj said...

i don't always understand rumi
but i think
when you feel empty you start to search and question and look and see
which is always a good thing, especially in the month of burning...

Anonymous said...

empty is a good thing or a bad thing?

JT

greengirl said...

tone sounds sad. but then you got rumi. so? how you kim :P

KimyaShafinaaz said...

full and empty are good things when they hold hands and face the sun together :P

lol. no man. it was a poetic vent. cos im feeling lots of stuff in one go. ramadaan. loss. gain. love. vulnerability. sad. happy. sigh.
of course its good to feel!
its free to feel!
its full to feel!!
yay:)

only. empty.
like somethings missing.
thats all.

KimyaShafinaaz said...

@ nooj - empty is a good thing... read the Guest House by Rumi. pretty self-explanatory :)

generally speaking, of course

Crimson Shimmer said...

we all know what that empty is.
for each one of us.
sometimes we cant understand,
for the hole is dark and seems to never end.
perhaps we should cry,
and fill it with tears,
and at night when we sleep,
the moon will swathe its splendour across it.
perhaps then it would be easier to reflect,
and easier to understand.

KimyaShafinaaz said...

what was it you said the other day..

'this is lank beautiful' ;)

yea i think i said it right :P

thanks! masterful poetry that!

Crimson Shimmer said...

Lmao!
Yes you got it right ;)
And remember what you once shared with me by the divine words.
‘judge a moth by the beauty of it’s candle’
Well in this moth you are the candle.
So thank u dear friend :)

KimyaShafinaaz said...

hmm.. im fascinated by the poem still.. the image of a hole being filled with tears, the moonlight reflected in the pool of water.. the play on REFLECT is incredible.. reflect, understand, wow.

dude, u have talent!
do u think by adopting you, i get to inherit some of it? lol

Crimson Shimmer said...

Im touched kimmy, shukr :)
Well, it just popd out afta you inspired it.
and adapt u say... Lol!
I dont mind a second round... ur already a sista ;)
One of the most talented i know!
All u can inherit here is a few loose coins :P