Wednesday, July 14, 2010

You Are as You Are


Der Spaziergang, Marc Chagall

You do not resemble anyone.
You are not the bride or the groom.

You do not fit in a house with anyone.
You have left the closed-in corner
where you lived. Domestic animals
get ridden to work. Not you.

You are as you are,
an indescribable message on the air.

4 comments:

Lorenzo said...

"You are as you are, an indescribable message on the air"--- how wonderful. Is beauty always so simple?

joanny said...

The photo prompt you selected is a perfect companion to your beautiful poem -- love the tone and cadence to this wonderful read.

Joanny

Ruth said...

Thanks, Joanny, yes, I love this painting paired with the poem. But just to be clear, this is Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks.

ds said...

Yes, a perfect pairing. You've no idea how I need Rumi's message today. Thank you!!