Book Review: C13th Poem – The Guest House

Book Review: C13th Poem - The Guest House

At Archaeosoup Towers, we like books! Within this series we review books (New and old) from the field of The archaeology of gortyn and Anthropology.

Today it is indeed my pleasure to provide the C13th poem, The Guesthouse by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi.

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The Guesthouse

This being human is really a guesthouse.

Every day a brand new arrival.

A pleasure, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

Being an unpredicted customer.

Welcome and entertain all of them!

Even when they are an audience of sorrows,

who strongly sweep your home

empty of their furniture,

still treat each guest honorably.

He might be clearing you out of trouble

for many new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,

meet them in the door laughing,

and enable them in.

Appreciate whomever comes,

because each one has been sent

like a guide from beyond.

converted by Coleman Barks

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Book Review: C13th Poem - The Guest House
Book Review: C13th Poem - The Guest House
Book Review: C13th Poem - The Guest House
Book Review: C13th Poem - The Guest House
Book Review: C13th Poem - The Guest House

Book Review: C13th Poem - The Guest House

Book Review: C13th Poem - The Guest House



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