Friday, October 16, 2009

here is a smile and a gentleness



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There is a smile and a gentleness
inside. When I learned the name
.
and address of that, I went to where
you sell perfume. I begged you not
.
to trouble me so with longing. Come
out and play! Flirt more naturally.
.
Teach me how to kiss. On the ground
a spread blanket, flame that's caught
.
and burning well, cumin seeds browning,
I am inside all of this with my soul.
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~ Rumi




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