Reflection: THE WAY OF LOVE

Essential RumiREFLECTION: with the fragrance of Valentine’s Day still in the air, I thought this medieval glimpse of love’s reality and utility might be of some interest and benefit to us, saturated as we are with very narrow conceptions of love…

The Way of Love is not
a subtle argument.
The door there
is devastation.
Birds make great sky-circles
of their freedom.
How do they do it?
They fall, and falling
they’re given wings.


From The Essential Rumi, translations by Coleman Barks