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My Inspiration

I have been a spiritual person from beginning. I grew up reading Bhagwath Geeta and Upnisheds with my mother who also guided me to the

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Songs of the Soul 2013

Songs of the Soul Poetry and Music Festival (15-17 March 2013) presents Salma Arastu Sunday March 17th at 9:10 AM Embassy Suites, San Rafael, California

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Love, Unity, Freedom

Salma Arastu will be reading selected poems from Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi’s collections which have inspired her 52 paintings from her series “Turning Rumi: Singing Verses

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Particle-IV

O Particle-4 And He will bring out the wine, telling you: O Particle! Drink it down! And once you drink it, You will merge into

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Particle-III

O Particle-III O Particle! One day you will clasp The Sun to your breast. You will put your head Next to His. That’s the point.

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Particle-II

O Particle-II The Sun will soon reveal its face And invite the particles to dance. It’s good to be dancing, Your clothes flying Through the

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Particle-I

O Particle, It’s Time To Dance! Don’t you know You are the very source Of abundance, and whatever You are seeking, You are its very

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I am All yours

I Am All Yours And just the moment when you are all confused leaps forth a voice hold me close I’m love and I’m always

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In Your Light

In Your Light In your light, I learn how to love In your beauty, how to make poems, You dance inside my chest. Where on

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Become Like a Rose

. Become like a Rose: In Love, if you are comfortable For the space of a breath What right do you have to stand with

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Prison of My Ego

Prison of my Ego I long to escape the prison of my ego And lose myself in you. نفس چو محتاج شد روح به معراج

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A Moment of Happiness

36. A moment of happiness,  you and I sitting on the verandah,  apparently two, but one in soul, you and I. We feel the flowing

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Oh My Moon!

Oh My Moon, without you I wept like a cloud, Without you, I am wounded, worn and lonely Banished from life, to sit here without

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