Themes :

The east is the direction of new birth, it is the direction from which light dawns each morning.

In symbolic language of mysticism throughout the world, to face east or travel eastward is to be oriented toward the Divine, to be receptive to it, to seek the sacred experience of awakening and of light.

Poems with the theme of East

  Crashaw, Richard To the Name above every Name, the Name of Jesus
  Efendi, Seyh Ibrahim The Sufi Way
  Giraut de Bornelh Reis glorios / Glorious king
  Hafiz Cupbearer, it is morning, fill my cup with wine
  Han-Ch'ing, Kuan Idle Wandering
  Han-Ch'ing, Kuan this autumn scene's worth words paint
  Han-shan (Cold Mountain) Children I implore you
  Hawaiian (Anonymous) Ho'opuka E Ka La (Rise, O Sun)
  Iqbal, Allama Muhammad Selfhood can demolish the magic of this world (from Baal-i-Jibreel)
  Issa, Kobayashi the distant mountain's
  Issa, Kobayashi spring day
  Kalidas (Edwards, Lawrence) A faint glow in the Eastern sky
  Khayyam, Omar [1] AWAKE! for Morning in the Bowl of Night
  Li Bai Parting
  Maier, Michael Three Golden Apples from the Hesperian grove (from Atalanta Fugiens)
  Mistral, Gabriela Song of Death
  Oliver, Mary The Buddha's Last Instruction
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin Only Breath
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin What can I do, Muslims? I do not know myself
  Schuon, Frithjof Space
  Snyder, Gary At Tower Peak
  Soseki, Muso Beyond the World
  T'ao Ch'ien Autumn chrysanthemums have beautiful color
  T'ao Ch'ien I built my hut within where others live
  Tolkien, J. R. R. EƤrendil the Mariner
  Trungpa, Chogyam The Education of the Warrior
  Wei, Wang Cooling Off
  Wei, Wang Fields and Gardens by the River Qi
  Whitman, Walt [24] Walt Whitman, a cosmos, of Manhattan the son (from Song of Myself)