The Wild Rose of Praise
Those unable to grieve,
or to speak their love,
or to be grateful, those
who can’t remember God
as the source of everything.
Might be described as vacant wind,
or a cold anvil, or a group
of frightened old people.
Say the Name. Moisten your tongue
with praise, and be the spring ground,
waking. Let your mouth be given
its gold-yellow stamen like the wild rose’s.
As you fill with wisdom,
and your heart with love, there’s no more thirst.
There is only an unselfish patience
waiting on the door-sill, a silence
which doesn’t listen to advise
From people passing in the street.”
“Let the beauty we love be what we do.” —-Rumi