3 Pieces of Rumi Poetry Art for Your Home

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.


Much like Rumi’s poem The Guest House, your actual house is like a living, breathing expression of you. Your essence. A window into your soul. All of your ups and downs contained within rooms that witness each new arrival of your human experience.

My last home was filled with vintage art from a local flea market, a print of a painting by a tremendously talented black artist on Etsy, a podcast-inspired piece that encouraged sitting crooked and talking straight. Janet Hill’s gorgeous vintage-inspired art also adorned a good third of my house!

Truly, each frame contained a piece of me.

Some of that art will find a place in my next home, but I also want to add new pieces to my collection because I’ve changed so much since that last dwelling.

Rumi’s poetry has been on my mind lately, so I started poking around Etsy to see if there were any prints that felt just right. This is what spoke to me …

Let Yourself Become Living Poetry

Rumi Poetry Art

Annya Kai Art

The quote feels life-affirming, and the background gives off “you’re so beautiful, it hurts to look at you” vibes (à la My So-Called Life, if you remember).

Yesterday I was Clever

Rumi Poetry Art - Yesterday I was Clever

Monday Moon Design

This little gem is a reminder that we’re always evolving and have the capacity to learn from the past.

Do You Know What You Are?

Rumi Poetry Art - Do You Know What You Are

Riverway Studios

This one needs an accompanying mirror for a little moment of self-reflection, perhaps in one of those gorgeous jewel box powder rooms with dark blooming wallpaper. I would love for a guest to happen upon these words and carry them with them when they leave—passing on feel-good vibes, you know?