Sunday, June 27, 2010

a star without a name



a star without a name

when a baby is taken from the wet nurse,
it easily forgets her
and starts eating solid food.

seeds feed awhile on ground,
then lift up into the sun.

so you should taste the filtered light
and work your way toward wisdom
with no personal covering.

that's how you came here, like a star
without a name. move across the night sky
with those anonymous lights.

rumi

11 comments:

Von said...

Just for once I can't agree with Rumi as I don't believe the child ever forgets.The rest I like!

TechnoBabe said...

Working toward wisdom is difficult to find the way there. Lots of interruptions and side trips along the way.

steven said...

technobabe - what if you were to see wisdom as a process rather than a place. then all the interruptions and side trips would take on a different kind of value. have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

von - i'm with that thought also. steven

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Wisdom is difficult to attain; interesting perspective on achieving it.

ellen abbott said...

hi steven. I'm reading, just quietly.

jack sender said...

Like a start without a name,
i love that.

steven said...

my sense and experience lizzy is that wisdom arrives when you're ready for it. steven

steven said...

have a peaceful day ellen steven

steven said...

jack it's a beautiful phrase and a very cool thought. steven

willow said...

A star without a name. I love that.

Steven, no, no you didn't miss the ball. It's in October every year. Cro just did a cute post on a picnic held at Willow Manor. (unbeknownst to me!)

I was wondering if you were done for the year yet. Soon!! Yay!!