Monday, February 6, 2012

from, "Inside the Rose"

"But there are those in bodies who are pure soul.
It can happen. These messengers
invite us to walk with them. They say,
You may feel happy enough where you are,
but we can't do without you any longer. Please.

So we walk along inside the rose,
being pulled like the creeks and rivers are,
out from the town into the plain.

My guide, my soul, your only sadness
is when I am not walking with you.

In deep silence, with *some* exertion to stay in your company.
I could save you a lot of trouble."

Inside The Rose - Pg215
From Rumi: The Big Red Book
Translated by Coleman Barks

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