A moment of happiness
You and I sitting on the stairs
Watching the rain.
Apparently two, but one in soul,
You and I.
We felt the tears of the sky that evening,
sipping tea spiced with lemon leaves
And hearing children play.
They will always watch us – the others
And we will always perform.
We will show them what it means
To kiss your own shadow
To fight one’s demons,
You and I, unselfed, we will do just that
and dance as one.
They will speculate, yes, they will.
But even the Gods above won’t know
Where I end and you begin.
It won’t matter, we will laugh
Eat ice-cream and kindle desire
And laugh some more
And in a timeless sweet land
The laughter will echo.
[For G, thank you for the Rumi dedication yesterday, last month, eons ago already that heavily inspired this]
A moment of happiness,
you and I sitting on the verandah,
apparently two, but one in soul, you and I.
We feel the flowing water of life here,
you and I, with the garden’s beauty
and the birds singing.
The stars will be watching us,
and we will show them
what it is to be a thin crescent moon.
You and I unselfed, will be together,
indifferent to idle speculation, you and I.
The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar
as we laugh together, you and I.
In one form upon this earth,
and in another form in a timeless sweet land.”
~ Rumi (Kulliyat-e Shams, 2114)