Thursday, 25 December 2008

a Christmas message

Today, like every other day,
we wake up empty
and frightened.
Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading.
Take down the dulcimer.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.



Mark J said...

Lovely post. Ignorance showing I Googled Rumi, inspirational - thanks :)

Jacie said...

Thanks Mark. If you like Rumi you'll love Hafiz (another Sufi poet) - this is one of his:
Even after all this time
The sun never says to the earth,
"You owe Me."
Look what happens with
A love like that...
it lights the Whole Sky.

I hope your holiday is happy and that you find a love like that in the not too distant future :)