The Ocean’s Secret

by Amalia

I was happy enough to stay still
inside the pearl inside the shell,

But the hurricane of experience
lashed me out of hiding
and made me a wave moving into shore,

Saying loudly the ocean’s secret
as I went, and then spent there,
I slept like fog against the cliff, another stillness.

There is a moon inside every human being.
Learn to be companions with it.

I see my beauty in you…
A mirror that cannot close its eyes…
A moth caught in flame’s allure.

— Rumi