It seems that Rumi’s “Guest House” poem has continued to follow me, since it is now our inspiration for DVerse Poetics today: the art of being human! This poem was also inspired by FOWC: Upside and “What do You Have to Lose?”
This being human is a spider’s web:
Infinite criss-crosses, and we
Get stuck in past pains and losses.
This being human is deciding
When and whether to be the spider
Or the fly, we are both sometimes —
What’s true can be seen from many
Perspectives — what is there to lose
From choosing the upside? Remember
The spider, the fly, the web on which human lives lie.