Day 15/30 - tomorrow
Day 15. We are halfway through this "not-Lockdown" selection of poems. Today's poem is by the Sufi mystic Rumi again. It is very short, only 4 lines. But my reflection on the poem is pretty long. It was actually written for the online zine "Casual Days", started by photographer Rebecca Toh. In Issue 2, the theme was Night, and she had asked me to contribute a reflection on the theme. So I reproduce below what I sent her for the online zine.
By Rumi (1207-1273)
When I am with you, we stay up all night
When you are not here, I cannot go to sleep.
Praise God for these two insomnias!
And the difference between them.