Spring Giddiness

Posted by on 05.03.11 | 1 Comment
Filed Under beauty, gratitude, presence

Found this by Rumi called Spring Giddiness:
“Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don’t 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.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t 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, let’s 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.”
(Excerpts from The Essential Rumi, translations by Coleman Barks with John Moyne, 1995. )

There are hundreds of ways to kiss the ground! And a bargain at any price, I say.  Today my human communed with my divine.  We paid at the door and enjoyed the show, what a blessed day!  Bright, sparkling blue skies, and sunshine skidding on white-capped mountains with clear, cascading water played on screen.  Spring giddiness may be in the air, eh?  Let the beauty we love be what we do.  Let the love we are be what we do! 


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