RE: [VoicesOfThePhilosophersStone] If a Tree Could Wander by Rumi
- I love Rumi. Great stuff coming from all of you. Thank you.Jeanette xoxoxo
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:13:11 -0500
Subject: [VoicesOfThePhilosophersStone] If a Tree Could Wander by RumiIf a tree could wanderby RumiOh, if a tree could wanderand move with foot and wings!It would not suffer the axe blowsand not the pain of saws!For would the sun not wanderaway in every night ?How could at every morningthe world be lighted up?And if the ocean's waterwould not rise to the sky,How would the plants be quickenedby streams and gentle rain?The drop that left its homeland,the sea, and then returned ?It found an oyster waitingand grew into a pearl.Did Yusaf not leave his father,in grief and tears and despair?Did he not, by such a journey,gain kingdom and fortune wide?Did not the Prophet travelto far Medina, friend?And there he found a new kingdomand ruled a hundred lands.You lack a foot to travel?Then journey into yourself!And like a mine of rubiesreceive the sunbeams? print!Out of yourself ? such a journeywill lead you to your self,It leads to transformationof dust into pure gold!