May 2, 2009

Rumi's Gift

You've no idea how hard
I've looked for a gift to bring you
Nothing seemed right
What's the point of bringing
gold to the gold mine or water to the ocean
Everything I came up with was like
taking spices to the Orient
It's no good giving my heart and my soul
because you already have these
So I've brought you a mirror
Look at yourself and remind me
You are the bird of happiness
in the magic of existence,
what a pity when you let yourself
be chained and cage

Jalaluddin Rumi

Friday, March 13, 2009 at 11:26am

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