Monday, August 19, 2019

The Poet: Rumi, “The Way Things Should”

“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?"

- Rumi

John Denver, "The Eagle and the Hawk"

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