Friday, July 23, 2010

Betrayal into Trust

When school and mosque and minaret
get torn down, then dervishes
can begin their community.

Not until faithfulness
turns to betrayal
and betrayal into trust
can any human being
become part of the truth.

The image above was taken at a Rumi reading
in November 2007, by Coleman Barks,
who is seated just to the left of the dervishes.