Daily readings of the 13th Century Persian poet as translated by Coleman Barks
Friday, August 6, 2010
The Great Untying
We search this world for the great untying
of what was wed to us at birth
and gets undone at dying.
We sleep beside a stream, thirsty.
Cursed and unlucky his whole life,
an old man finishes up in a niche
of a ruin, inches from the treasure.