Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Poem for Thursday: "The Road Home" - Rumi

The Road Home

An ant hurries along a threshing floor
with its wheat grain, moving between huge stacks
of wheat, not knowing the abundance 
all around. It thinks its one grain 
is all there is to love.

So we choose a tiny seen to be devoted to.
This body, one path or one teacher.
Look wider and farther.

The essence of every human being can see,
and what that essence-eyes takes in,
the being becomes. Saturn. Soloman!

The ocean pours through a jar,
and you might say it swims inside 
the fish! This mystery gives peace to 
your longing and makes the road home home.

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