WHAT'S IN A NAME? 'DECEMBER THIEVES' INSPIRATION

WHAT'S IN A NAME? 'DECEMBER THIEVES' INSPIRATION

'The Music We Are' is the poem that inspired our name. Find the poem in its entirety on page 26 of 'The Book of Love' by Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet. The book contains musings on ecstasy, longing, and mystery, not to mention some of the best love poems of all time.


The Music We Are

Rumi

 

 

Did you hear that winter’s over?

The basil and the carnations 

cannot control their laughter.

 

The nightingale, back from his wandering, 

has been made singing master over the birds.

The trees reach out their congratulations.

The soul goes dancing through the king’s doorway.

 

Anemones blush because they have seen the rose naked.

Spring, the only fair judge,

walks in the courtroom, and several December thieves steal away,

Last year’s miracles will soon be forgotten.

New creatures whirl in from non-existence,

galaxies scattered around their feet. Have you met them?

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Poems are rough notations for the music we are.