Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Spring Giddiness

This morning I am reading a section in The Essential Rumi entitled "Spring Giddiness," which seems appropriate, with the island covered in daffodils and cherry trees. Here are some of the lines I love:

"We have fallen into the place where everything is music."

"The music of a desire
as widespread as Spring
begins to move like a great wagon.
Drive slowly -- some of us walking alongside are lame!"

"Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened.
Don't open the door to the study and begin reading;
take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground."

"Stop the words now.
Open the window in the center of your chest,
and let the spirits fly in and out."

1 comment:

Mallove said...

I used to have that poem on my refrigerator door. Words to live by!