Monday, March 26, 2007

The way things should


What will
our children do in the morning?

Will they wake with their hearts wanting to play,
the way wings should?

Will they have dreamed the needed flights and gathered
the strength from the planets that all
men and women need to balance
the wonderful charms of
the earth

so that her power and beauty does not make us forget our own?

I know all about the ways of the heart – how it wants to be alive.

Love so needs to love
that it will endure almost anything, even abuse,
just to flicker for a moment. But the sky’s mouth is kind,
its song will never hurt you, for I sing those words.

What will our children do in the morning
if they do not see us
fly?

:: Original by Rumi
translated by Daniel Ladinsky

image credit : above is a picture of orphan children of Kosovo, victims of Balkan war. picture shared from Small Kindness, a beautiful charity organization that helps the war victim children of our world. may i dedicate this post to all children who are sufferer in wars. visit Small Kindness site here and if possible donate for their work. its worth supporting their cause. May God accept your gift. amen.


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