Monday, February 28, 2011

a pile of ashes




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Your pride in yourself and your wanting,
these steal your energy along the road.
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If you can kill these robbers
and become the servant of everyone,
you'll meet the Lord in meditation
and see what you used to protect
as just a pile of ashes.
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~ Lalla
from Naked Song
translations by Coleman Barks

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