Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday Poetry Post

Caught Between

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look at love
By Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 – 1273)
English version by Nader Khalili


look at love
how it tangles
with the one fallen in love

look at spirit
how it fuses with earth
giving it new life
why are you so busy
with this or that or good or bad
pay attention to how things blend

why talk about all
the known and the unknown
see how the unknown merges into the known

why think separately
of this life and the next
when one is born from the last

look at your heart and tongue
one feels but deaf and dumb
the other speaks in words and signs

look at water and fire
earth and wind
enemies and friends all at once

the wolf and the lamb
the lion and the deer
far away yet together

look at the unity of this
spring and winter
manifested in the equinox

you too must mingle my friends
since the earth and the sky
are mingled just for you and me

be like sugarcane
sweet yet silent
don’t get mixed up with bitter words

my beloved grows right out of my own heart
how much more union can there be

6 comments:

  1. Very cool poem and picture today, Fs. Nice pensive way to start the day.

    Hope you're feeling better, Maria, and that everyone else is having a peaceful, productive weekend. Spent most of the day listening to my friends play music - a stellar day. Now back to work until dinnertime, when there's more music. I'm enjoying finding balance, rather than all work and no play!

    I was talking to a new friend last night and discussing how early we get up, and she said her husband beats her up regularly (remember the context). It reminded me of long-ago times when andi and I used to take turns "beating each other up" to get to the blog first.

    On that note, off and running. Happy Sunday!

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  2. Andi, the only yardwork that got done was the stuff the kids did. Whodafigured?!? :)

    We walked into Frys with the sole intention of buying a Roku and an antenna and maybe a dvd or two or three...didn't happen.

    We ended up with a Sony Bravia EX700 series, Smart TV that is a whopping 52 inch. OMG! The salesmen was "ON". First time I actualy liked a salesman. Wayne, too. We got a closeout (they won't be making 52 inchers anymore) that was the floor model. It was almost a steal. I figured that "one day" I'd buy a Smart LCD tv for about $500... and this one is amazing has more bells and whistles on it that I could dream of. All that was "wrong" with it is that it had some tape goo on it and that took 2 mins to get it off.

    I never thought in my wildest dreams that the non-tv family would have this kind of tv. It's HUGE and gorgeous picture. We watched Alice in Wonderland (Burton/Depp) on it last night and it was like watching it live. It's not 3D but you could have fooled me.

    We also got a Panasonic Blu-Ray DVD which was opened so he gave it to us for $56!! and an antenna. Some wires schtuff and HMDI sctuff...

    So Nope... no yardwor on my part yesterday. And the weird thing was, I didn't "buy" it. Wayne was the one that went total gaga. When we walked in, we were just looking at the tvs. The salesmen came up and asked if he could help us. I said... "no thanks, we're just in here to buy a Roku and maybe an antenna so we can tell cable to beat it so that in several months I can come back here and buy a Smart Tv." He looked at us and told us of the closeout, floor model that he wish he could buy before someone else sold it. I was skeptical. Called my best friend who just bought their "dream tv" and she said "get it! it's a huge deal".

    It looks cool! And the best part... we can now kill our cable! :) Just before hockey season, too. We'll stream NHL's gamecenterlive on it. :) suhweeet.

    Weather: Rainy.

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  3. OMG! Hockey looks amazing on it!!!!

    Wes just came in and turned on ESPN. Cause ummmm I had no idea how to turn the bohemoth on this morning LOL.

    Wow! You can even see their old stitches and scars on their faces. Even the young kids!!!

    Me likeee!

    We've already been talking about what movies we can't wait to see on it. We don't have any blu-ray but the player is supposed to enhance our flicks. Bring on the rainy weather!!!

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  4. The season has definitely changed. I went ice skating yesterday for the first time since last March. I hope I still get to ride a few more times before I have to bring the bike inside.

    Beth, sounds like a balanced approach: a little work, a little play.

    Hope you have a good day, Dina. If our weather moves your way, in a day or two you can expect more rain.

    Janet, enjoy your new TV. Hockey in high def is a spoiler. You won't be able to watch it on anything else again. (Where's the rest of the picture? Where's the puck?) Alice in Wonderland was a great inaugural movie.

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  5. Jim, I feel like I'm stuck in a Monty Python skit. I kept saying, "it's sooooooooooo beeeeg!" :)

    I think tonight we're going to watch one of the flying martial arts movies. Maybe "House of Flying Daggers".

    Heh, you can even spot how the hockey players tie their laces and how some tape em. Oooh, or both! :D

    Oh and Wayne has snowtires for his commuter bike. They do make them. Chains even. His bike is his car. Plus, I think our snowfall aka ice build up is a bit different than yours perhaps. :)

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