Friday, November 18, 2011

Not Here

There's courage involved if you want
to become truth. There is a broken-

open place in a lover. Where are
those qualities of bravery and sharp

compassion in this group? What's the
use of old and frozen thought? I want

a howling hurt. This is not a treasury
where gold is stored; this is for copper.



We alchemists look for talent that
can heat up and change. Lukewarm

won't do. Halfhearted holding back,
well-enough getting by? Not here.

++

From Soul of Rumi
by Coleman Barks

9 comments:

Pete said...

lovely photo to go with the words

TexWisGirl said...

such a gorgeous image.

Judy said...

Simply Beautiful!!!

Meg said...

Wow, beautiful picture!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo and thought provoking words for me today.

Pam said...

Soulful thoughts to take to heart, with a vivid image for inspiration.
Nicely done my friend.

xo,
Pam

Randy said...

I love Coleman Barks interpretations of Rumi. When we first moved here he did a reading with the cellist David Darling. It was to say the least a wonderful evening.

teca said...

Wonderful post, dear!!!!
Missing you... lovely words and shot.
Thank you!
Warm hug and friendship.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Is that a Kansas photo? :)