Sunday, June 26, 2011

Love Does That

—Meister Eckhart

All day long a little burro labors, sometimes
with heavy loads on her back and sometimes just with worries
about things that bother only

And worries, as we know, can be more exhausting
than physical labor.

Once in a while a kind monk comes
to her stable and brings
a pear, but more 
than that,

he looks into the burro's eyes and touches her ears

and for a few seconds the burro is free
and even seems to laugh,

because love does

Love frees.

(translated from the Latin by Alfio Grasso)


—Medusa (with apologies to the Starry Night folks
for neglecting to post their open mic that's happening 
in Lodi TODAY—see the b-board)