Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Beautiful Words from Rabia~




 
THE WAY THE FOREST SHELTERS
~Rabia of Basra ( c 717-801) Islamic Saint of the Sufi Tradition

I know about love the way the fields know about light,
the way the forest shelters,

the way an animal's  divine raw desire seeks to unite with 
whatever might please its soul- without a single
strange thought
of remorse.

There is a powerful delegation in us that
lobbies every moment for
contentment.

How will you ever find peace
unless you yield to love

the way the gracious earth 
does to your hand's
impulse.



5 comments:

ArtSparker said...

Lovely poem, inspires me to go seek among my verse collections.

Chimera said...

Simply lovely and inspiring. thank you so much Noa. The photo!!
T x

herhimnbryn said...

Have copied thisout in my diary. Thankyou.

Anonymous said...

Hello Nao.

I've been enjoying your blog. So beautiful. So inspiring. Makes me want to live.

I look forward to reading more of your posts.

Thank you!

Ana
from Nicaragua

utopianfragments said...

thanks for sharing this beautiful words of Rabia.