A Happy and Healthy New Year and may 2012 bring many positive changes!
Another excerpt and favorite poem from my book "Seeing Beauty - Photography as visual poetry"
(available at www.blurb.com or contact me directly)
WE HAVE NOT COME TO TAKE PRISONERS
We have not come to take prisoners,
But to surrender ever more deeply
To freedom and joy.
We have not come into this exquisite world
To hold ourselves hostage from love.
Run my dear,
That may not strengthen
Your precious budding wings.
Run like hell my dear,
From anyone likely
To put a sharp knife
Into the sacred, tender vision
Of your beautiful heart.
We have a duty to befriend
Those aspects of obedience
That stand outside of our house
And shout to our reason
"O please, O please,
Come out and play."
For we have not come here to take prisoners
Or to confine our wondrous spirits,
But to experience ever and ever more deeply
Our divine courage, freedom, and
'The Gift' Poems by Hafiz - translations by Daniel Ladinsky