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Love Dogs by Rumi

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (4)

One night a man was crying,

“Allah, Allah!”

His lips grew sweet with the praising,

until a cynic said,

“So! I have heard you

calling out, but have you ever

gotten any response?”

The man had no answer for that.

He quit praying and fell into a confused sleep.

He dreamed he saw Khidr, the guide of souls,

in a thick, green foliage,

“Why did you stop praising?”

“Because I’ve neve...

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In Sickness and in Joy by Marlena Willis

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

                         to Quelyn

 

When I hang out

With someone I love,

I find myself

Absorbing

A bit of who she is.

 

I find I notice

And want to chase

Squirrels.

 

I want to howl

At sirens.

 

I notice scents.

 

Well,

I already notice ...

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