Garden Poetry and Quotes for Garden Mystics (Rumi)

Let these garden poetry verses and quotes stir your heart, garden lover. I know that not all gardeners have their bookshelves lined with philosophical, mythopoetic or spiritual books… or even care about these mental-topics.

But gardeners love nature, which is the heart of all things.

Nature holds all the secrets of the sages.

That’s why Joseph Campbell says, “… the All is everywhere, and anywhere may become the seat of power. Any blade of grass may assume, in myth, the figure of the savior and conduct the questing wanderer into the sanctum sanctorum of his own heart.

As you enter your garden today, practice some gratitude for the greatness you are witnessing. Ordinary things hold treasure– as Alan Watts says, this is the secret to life– watching ordinary things “as if they were worth watching“.

Without further adieu…

Garden Poetry and Quotes for Garden Mystics

Garden Quotes and Poetry Verses by Jalaluddin Rumi

“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”

Jalaluddin Rumi

“When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.” – Rumi

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

“We walk out to the garden to let the apple meet the peach,
to carry messages between rose and jasmine.
Spring is Christ,
raising martyred plants from their shrouds.

Their mouths open in gratitude, wanting to be kissed.
The glow of the rose and the tulip means a lamp
is inside. A leaf trembles. I tremble…” – Rumi

“I feel like the ground, astonished
at what the atmosphere has brought to it. What I know
is growing inside me. Rain makes
every molecule pregnant with a mystery.” – Rumi

“Spring, and everything outside is growing,
even the tall cypress tree.
We must not leave this place.
Around the lip of the cup we share, these words,
My Life Is not Mine.” — Rumi


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