Feb 21, 2009

Secrets for Vesna


Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened.
Don't open the door to the study and begin reading.
Take down a musical instrument
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don't go back to sleep.

I would love to kiss you.
The price of kissing is your life.
Now my loving is running toward my life shouting,
What a bargain, let's buy it.

Daylight, full of small dancing particles and the one great turning,
our souls are dancing with you, without feet, they dance.
Can you see them when I whisper in your ear?

All day and night, music,
a quiet, bright
reedsong.
If it fades, we fade.
Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)


hugs- Lee

7 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Lee...this artwork is beautiful!! I just love it ~ xxoo, Dawn

FlipFlop Mom said...

I LOVE this!!!!!!

Jeanne said...

What a gorgeous collage Lee! I finally posted about the Valentine ornaments from Natalea's swap - come see how they look on my Valentine tree. Your stuffed heart with the little pearl teardrop embellishment is adorable!
xo
jeanne
http://jeanneszewczyk.blogspot.com

Lori said...

that is just so beautiful Lee!!!

Stephenie said...

How beautiful, just love your art and blog. I love the collage also..
Finally, made it around to your blog and glad that I did. Its amazing. Thanks for the welcome.
STephenie

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Well illustrated!!

natalea said...

just beautiful! xo