Tuesday, June 26, 2007

How a human being can change


Raupe - Chenille - Caterpillar
Originally uploaded by *sido*.
This is how
a human being
can change:

There's a worm
addicted to eating
grape leaves.

Suddenly, he wakes up,
call it grace, whatever,
something
wakes him,
and he's no longer
a worm.

He's the entire vineyard,
and the orchard too,
the fruit, the trunks,
a growing wisdom and joy
that doesn't need
to devour.


- Rumi translated by Coleman Barks
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