April 27th, 2007

cat quilt painting


I keep running across poems by Rumi. One day I'll have to actually get a collection and learn about this guy.

Those Who Don't Feel This Love

by Rumi

Those who don't feel this love
pulling them like a river

Those who don't drink dawn
like a cup of spring water
or take sunset like supper

Those who don't want to change
Let them sleep.

This Love
is beyond the study of theology
that old and trickery and hypocrisy

If you want to improve your mind that way
Sleep on.

I've given up on my brain
I've torn the cloth to shreds
and thrown it away.

If you're not completely naked
wrap your beautiful robe of words
around you

and sleep.