Friday, April 4, 2008

The soul

Soul And The Old Woman
What is the soul? Consciousness. The more awareness, the
deeper the soul, and when

such essence overflows, you feel a sacredness around. It's 
so simple to tell one who

puts on a robe and pretends to be a dervish from the real
  thing. We know the taste

      of pure water. Words can sound like a poem but not have
  any juice, no flavor to

  relish. How long do you look at pictures on a bathhouse 
  wall? Soul is what draws

  you away from those pictures to talk with the old woman 
  who sits outside by the door

        in the sun. She's half blind, but she has what soul loves
  to flow into. She's kind, she weeps.

  She makes quick personal decisions, and laughs so easily.
-Jelaluddin Rumi

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