Monday, December 27, 2010

damn rumi.

Suddenly, in the sky at dawn, a moon appeared,
Descended from the sky
Turned its burning gaze on me,
Like a hawk during the hunt seizing a bird,
Grabbed me and flew with me high into heaven.
When I looked at myself, I could not see myself
For in this moon, my body, by grace, had become soul.
And when I traveled in this soul, I saw nothing but moon
Until the mystery of eternal theophany lay open to me.
All the nine heavenly spheres were drowned in this moon;
The skiff of my being drowned, dissolved, entirely, in that Sea.

- Jalal-ud-Din Rumi

Though, if I think of this for matt, and not for me, it's much more beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. I love it. Thanks for sharing it. I hope you had a nice holiday.