Sometimes the easy way isn't easy…

Was going through old (November 2003) files on my blog and finally found, after much searching, this poem, transcribed from Rumi Wisdom:

There is a river of fresh water

And a world-consuming fire.

Few desire fire. Most want water.

But some sort of topsy-turvy game is being played,

Because those who immolate themselves in the flames

Find themselves floating in cool water,

While those who bathe themselves in the water

Re-emerge in the scorching flames.

Very few understand this Mystery,

So very few voluntarily choose fire.


About marypmadigan

Writer/photographer (profession), foreign policy wonk (hobby).
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