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#144365 - 03/07/07 11:00 AM Some Fill With Each Good Rain
Rabbit Offline
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Some Fill With Each Good Rain

There are different wells within your heart.
Some fill with each good rain,
Others are far too deep for that.

In one well
You have just a few precious cups of water.

That "love" is literally something of yourself,
It can grow as slow as a diamond
If it is lost.

Your love
Should never be offered to the mouth of a
Stranger.

Only to someone
Who has the valor and daring
To cut pieces of their soul off with a knife

Then weave them into a blanket
To protect you.

There are different wells within us,
Some fill with each good rain.

Others are far, far too deep
For that.


from The Gift
Poems by Hafiz, The Great Sufi Master
Translations by Daniel Ladinsky
Pengiun Compass





Edited by Rabbit (03/07/07 04:31 PM)

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#144388 - 03/07/07 03:47 PM Re: Some Fill With Each Good Rain [Re: Rabbit]
Brian Offline
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Registered: 05/03/01
Posts: 1563
Loc: Upstate NY
Rabbit - Thank you for sharing that poem with us!

Brian

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#145001 - 03/11/07 08:20 PM Re: Some Fill With Each Good Rain [Re: Brian]
AshSurvived Offline
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Registered: 01/07/07
Posts: 167
Loc: Australia
I love Sufi poems, thanks for sharing this one, it applies so much to abuse survivors.

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