Sunday, December 24, 2006

Happy solstice!

Merry Christmas and Happy Solstice -- welcoming the return of light. Here's something from Dan Ladinsky's The Gift, a Hafiz poem that to me is the spirit of this season:

We
Are not
In pursuit of formalities
Or fake religious
Laws,

For through the stairway of existence
We have come to God's
Door.

We are
People who need to love, because
Love is the soul's life,

Love is simply creation's greatest joy.

Through
The stairway of existence,
O, through the stairway of existence, Hafiz

Have
You now come,
Have we all now come to
The Beloved's
Door.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:14 PM

    I love that poem...

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  2. I hope the holiday season has been a joyous one for you, Rachel. All the best in 2007.

    Looking forward to continuing to share words with you in the year to come.qnh

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