Saturday, September 21, 2019

poison made sweet

Though your life has almost passed, this present moment is its root:
if it lacks moisture, water it with repentance.
Give the Living Water to the root of your life,
so that the tree of your life may flourish.
By this Water past mistakes are redeemed.
By this Water last year's poison is made sweet.

~ Rumi
translation by Camille and Kabir Helminski
from Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance
art by Oksana Omelchenko