A Smile and A Gentleness

There is a smile and a gentleness
inside. When I learned the name

 and address of that, I went to where
you sell perfume. I begged you not

 to trouble me so with longing. Come
out and play! Flirt more naturally.

Teach me how to kiss. On the ground
a spread blanket, flame that’s caught

and burning well, cumin seeds browning,
I am inside all of this with my soul.

From Essential Rumi
Translated by by Coleman Barks

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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2 Responses to A Smile and A Gentleness

  1. Lilli says:

    That overwhelming beauty of nature !

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