Life and Death

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in inspirations, media bar | 0 comments

  This burrowed wood wrapped in tangled wire has fascinated me for years.  I take photos of this scene as the seasons change and wonder why.  Today I saw what has been waiting to be revealed.

Rumi’s poem on Life and Death popped immediately to mind. I’ve included an excerpt.  Is worth a moment to reflect how you are living as if this is the last.

look at love
how it tangles
with the one fallen in love

look at spirit
how it fuses with earth
giving it new life

why are you so busy
with this or that or good or bad
pay attention to how things blend

why talk about all
the known and the unknown
see how the unknown merges into the known

why think seperately
of this life and the next
when one is born from the last

look at your heart and tongue
one feels but deaf and dumb
the other speaks in words and signs

look at water and fire
earth and wind
enemies and friends all at once

the wolf and the lamb
the lion and the deer
far away yet together

look at the unity of this
spring and winter
manifested in the equinox

you too must mingle my friends
since the earth and the sky
are mingled just for you and me

be like sugarcane
sweet yet silent
don’t get mixed up with bitter words

my beloved grows
right out of my own heart
how much more union can there be  

come on sweetheart

let’s adore one another
before there is no more
of you and me

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