That Journeys Are Good
|If a fir
tree had a foot or two like a turtle, or a wing,
Do you think it would just wait for the saw to enter?
the sun journeys all night under the earth;
water climbs with such marvelous swiftness to the sky.
thought of Joseph lately? Didn't he leave his father in tears, going?
And you, if you have no feet to leave your country, go
Into yourself, become a ruby mine, open to the gifts of the sun.
travel from your outer man into your inner man.
your complaints and self-pity and internalized death-energy.
A good source
of sweetness is a teacher; mine is named Shams.