10:38 PM

Spring Giddiness

today, like every other day,
we wake up empty
and frightened. Dont open the
door to the study
and begin reading. take down
a musical instrument.
let the beauty we love be
what we do.
there are hundreds of ways to
kneel and kiss the ground.
the breeze at dawn has
secrets to tell you
dont go back to sleep.
you must ask for what you
really want.
dont go back to sleep.
people are going back and forth
across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
the door is round and open.
dont go back to sleep.

i would love to kiss you.
the price of kissing is your life.
now my loving is running
toward my life shouting,
what a bargain, lets buy it.

daylight, full of small dancing
particles
and the one great turning, our
souls
are dancing with you, without
feet, they dance.
can you see them when i
whisper in your ear?

all day and night, music,
a quiet, bright
reedsong. if it
fades, we fade.
-Rumi

2 comments:

saaleha. said...

That was the most beautiful thing I've read all day.

qdee said...

oh hun! finally some sign of intelligent life that liked the poem :) i thought i was on my own.thanx


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