Sunday, February 04, 2007

Brigid in Cyberspace Silent Poetry Reading

This was supposed to happen on February 2nd, but I didn't have anything I wanted to share on February 2nd. Today, I do.

O brother, Wisdom is pouring into you
From the beloved saint of God.
You've only borrowed it.
Although the house of your heart
Is lit from the inside
That light is lent by a luminous neighbour
Give thanks; don't be arrogant or vain
Pay attention without self-importance.
It's sad that this borrowed state
Has put religious communities
Far from religious communion.

Mathnawi I, 3255-3258, translation by Kabir and Camille Helminski

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