Friday, May 16, 2008

kissing at the water's surface

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This photo was taken last weekend at the downtown Myriad Botanical Gardens. These fish often come near the surface, especially in mild to warm weather, and come up for the lure of snacks. They are huge carp (I think?) that always look like a swirling sunset reflected onto the rippling water. In this photo, they're both after the same piece of bread, so they look like they're kissing.

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When someone mentions the gracefulness
of the night sky, climb up on the roof
and dance and say,

Like this.

If anyone wants to know what "spirit" is,
or what "God’s fragrance" means,
lean your head toward him or her.
Keep your face there close.

Like this.

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If anyone wonders how Jesus raised the dead,
don’t try to explain the miracle.
Kiss me on the lips.

Like this. Like this.

- Rumi

2 comments:

Blognote said...

A very beautiful photo!

tr3nta said...

I really like this one...