how will you know

How will you know the difficulties
of being human, if you’re always
flying off to blue perfection?

Where will you plant your grief seeds?
Workers need ground to scrape and hoe,
not the sky of unspecified desire.

The Soul of Rumi
~ a new collection of ecstatic poems

translations by Coleman Barks 

4 thoughts on “how will you know

  1. Love the color on this.

    Also, love what you’ve done with the place! I read your blog almost exclusively via google reader since my work’s firewall blocks your site, it’s nice to visit the ‘real’ spot…

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