Monday, March 12, 2007

Oh, if a tree could wander
and move with foot and wings!
It would not suffer the axe blows
and not the pain of saws!
For would the sun not wander
away in every night ?
How could at every morning
the world be lighted up?
And if the ocean's water
would not rise to the sky,
How would the plants be quickened
by streams and gentle rain?
The drop that left its homeland,
the sea, and then returned ?
It found an oyster waiting
and grew into a pearl.

Jalalud'din Rumi
13thC
(tr. Annemarie Schimmel)

watercolour "Varanasi"

1 comment:

aPugsLife-laserone said...

Oh wow, this is SUCH a cool painting! I love the image, the colors, it's so neat. :)