It’s “Poem in Your Pocket Day“
The idea is to choose a favorite poem and share it with others throughout the day. (#pocketpoem, if you’re sharing via social media)
Here’s the poem I’ll be carrying in my pocket today:
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
Translated by Coleman Barks with John Moyne
The Essential Rumi