Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Maybe like a water buffalo...

Your soul could have chosen
a different kind of body,
one that was not nearly as fragile,

one maybe like a water buffalo,
more suited to fender benders,
lawsuits and corporate fights.

Actually it tried that, your soul,
being other things,
but then decided 
that a form like yours

was the best jumping-off spot,
a springboard you could say,

for your final somersault ... into the Beyond.

Hafiz, from Daniel Ladinsky's A Year With Hafiz

3 comments:

Maureen said...

Wonderful pairing, Diane.

Mystic Meandering said...

"...for your final somersault ... into the Beyond." Love that! Can hardly wait! :)

karen gerstenberger said...

Wonderful.