Don’t hide the candle
of your clarity. Stand up and burn
through the night, my prince.
Without your light
a great lion is held captive by a rabbit!
-Rumi, One Who Wraps Himself
Beauty surrounds us
but usually we need to be walking
in a garden to know it.
The body itself is a screen
to shield and partially reveal
the light that’s blazing
inside your presence.
Water, stories, the body,
all things we do, are mediums
that hide and show what’s hidden.
and enjoy this being washed
with a secret we sometimes know,
and then not.
“Like the moon when it’s getting
smaller, yet knowing the fullness to come.
Like a seed pearl ground in the mortar of medicine,
that knows it will now be the light in a human eye.”
~Rumi, from Childhood Friends
-from The Merchant of Venice
Image: Lonely Candle by Plug In Syndrome