Monday, June 19, 2006


love is the soul's light
longing is the core of mystery
your desire must be disciplined
what you want to happen in time
longing brings the cure
inside the needles eye, a turning night of stars
we live in the night ocean
distrust anyone who praises you
forget safety - live where you fear to live
destroy your reputation
last year I admired wine
this year I wander inside a red world
drink the moon's reflection
the moon inside
quit being sad
your blessings dropping their blossoms
around you
a new kind of love
fall in love in such a way that it frees
you from any connecting
become a weather
a music
closer and closer
don't wish for union
there's a closeness beyond union
walking the ocean's edge long enough
dive naked under
deeper under
love flows down
spirit ear
green dome's passionate murmur
care for the garden of your own heart
our tears improve the earth
sky circles of freedom
we are given wings in falling
I don't belong to myself

on hearing Coleman Barks

Friday, June 02, 2006


... is the greatest mitzvah!

Rabbi Nachman
of Bretslav