Wednesday, May 17, 2006

letter published

The body is like a letter:
look into it and see whether it's worthy to be read by the King.
Go into a corner, open the letter, and read what is in it,
see whether its words are suitable for royalty.
If it isn't suitable, tear it to pieces,
write another letter, and remedy the fault.
But don't think it's easy to open the letter of the body;
otherwise everyone would readily discover the secret of the heart.
How difficult it is to open that letter!
It's only for the strong, not for those playing games.

Mathnawi, IV:1564-1568, version by Camille and Kabir Helminski

My poem was published today! This Rumi excerpt (which also arrived today) fits it well since it was published in the Letters to the Editor. It's a small local newspaper and this was a small local issue, but it still feels good to see my name and my writing in the regular print media.


At Saturday, 20 May, 2006, Blogger Bob Hoeppner said...

Congratulations! Glad to see you're back.

At Saturday, 20 May, 2006, Blogger Arizona said...

ditto, Bob :)


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