Friday, February 5, 2010

A nightingale flies nearer the roses

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A nightingale flies nearer the roses.
A girl blushes. Pomegranates ripen.
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Hallaj will be executed. A man walks
a mountain path, solitary and full of
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prayer. Trust grows for nine months,
then a new being appears. Narcissus
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at the edge, creekwater washing tree
roots: God is giving a general into-
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ductory lecture. We hear and read it
everywhere, in the field, through the
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branches. We'll never finish studying.
Neither of us has a penny, yet we're
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walking the jewelers' bazaar seriously
considering making a purchase! Or
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shall I say this with other metaphors?
A barn crowded with souls. Quietness
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served around a table. Two people talk
along a road that's paved with words.
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~ Rumi
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