Monday, November 21, 2016

The Worm's Waking





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This is how a human being can change:
There's a worm addicted to eating
grape leaves.

Suddenly, he wakes up,
call it Grace, whatever, something
wakes him, and he's no longer
a worm.

He's the entire vineyard,
and the orchard too, the fruit, the trunks,
a growing wisdom and joy
that needs not devour.


–Rumi
Coleman Barks version


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