Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Great Untying

Sun, originally uploaded by Jussi V.

We search this world for the great untying
of what was wed in us at birth
and gets undone at dying.

We sleep beside a stream, thirsty.
Cursed and unlucky his whole life,
an old man finishes up in a niche
of a ruin, inches from the treasure.

A Year With Rumi by Coleman Barks

1 comment:

Guest said...

"We sleep beside a stream, thirsty."
I know the feeling.
Greetings from Cape Town,