Monday, July 16, 2012
When told that grace is our original face
and the Beloved our true body
the "ripe buffoon" breaks through
and dances with those who reject their foolishness.
He is trying to help. But only the wandering minstrel
and the dervishing chimney-sweep can be trusted.
Only mercy. Only the god-drunken who are ruined
for life and can't help but love.
Only Dionysius and the lotus.
In the dark room he called out uncertainly,
"Bark twice if you are God!"
~ Stephen Levine
from Breaking the Drought