Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

New Year!

I am savoring my steps into this first tender sprout of a new year. Soon, it will branch, but, for now, it is like the bare willow branch just waiting to dance into spring.

Steve and I walk along the marsh this morning. It is still. My feet are healed. I light two candles, and meditate, place my 2006 Reading Woman calendar on the wall, and peruse my books.

I suggest a wonderful book to treat yourself to in this new year, "The Subject Tonight is Love, 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz." Daniel Ladinsky is the translator.   I try and choose one poem to share, and I want to burst all of them over your heads like pollen in spring.  How to choose, and I do.   This one!

    Because of Our Wisdom

In many parts of this world water is
        Scarce and precious.

    People sometimes have to walk
               A great distance

    Then carry heavy jugs upon their

Because of our wisdom, we will travel
                 Far for love.

        All movement is a sign of

    Most speaking really says,
       "I am hungry to know you."

  Every desire of your body is holy;

     Every desire of your body is

                    Dear one,
       Why wait until you are dying

          To discover that divine


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