The Monday Poem: ‘The Breeze at Dawn’ by Rumi

The Monday Poem is brought to you by Professor Jim Gormley of the English Department. This particular poem was selected by Professor Carolyn Amory. Professor Amory earned her Ph.D. from Binghamton University. She is a published scholar and an accomplished singer. Her voice classes are highly sought after in our community. Carolyn teaches English here at SUNY Broome. She wants to share this poem with us all.

The Breeze at Dawn (by Rumi)

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.

You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.

People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.

The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.