Saturday, December 25, 2010

back into the reedbed





Time to ignore sensible advice,
to untie the knots our culture ties us with.

Cut to the quick.
Put cotton in both sentimental ears.

Go back into the reedbed.
Let cane sugar rise again in you.

No rules or daily duties.
Those do not bring the peace of silence.




~ Rumi
translation by Coleman Barks
from Rumi - The Big Red Book

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