art-creativity, Human Nature

Come just as you are

Poetry by Rumi Art by Je' Czaja

Poetry by Rumi
Art by Je’ Czaja

The Sufi poet Rumi makes me smile and his lines below reminded me of two things simultaneously:

1. The song we sang in church, “Just as I am”…(Oh lamb of God, I come)

2. I also thought of a pastel I made of a little girl, sans clothing, running through a field at sunrise. Didn’t Jesus say we have to come as little children?

Since Sufis dance as they worship, I hope Rumi wouldn’t mind my little child dancing to his poem… 🙂






Come, come, whoever you are,
Wanderer, idolater, worshiper of fire,
Come even though you have broken your vows a thousand times,
Come, and come yet again.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.


About Je' Czaja aka Granny Savage

Je' is a writer, artist, and stand up philosopher. She founded and directed two non-profit organizations for disadvantaged children and their families, served as a missionary for three years, is the author of several books and teaches art. Twitter: @jeczaja FB: Amazon Author page:


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