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Birdsong.......by Rumi......

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....trans. coleman barks
a poem inspired by my recent readings

Whirling with Rumi

I walked to the well
wondering how they could
have called it a sham
feet on dry land
thoughts of cappadocia
bouncin' around in my head

walk to the well
lil place called nevermore
find sorbet with the friend
true feelings living in union
till the bitter end
in this way of does it have to be
set yourself free
there doesn't have to not be

in the well this reflection
from the night
stars full of wonder
making you realize the spell
you were held under........WIREMAN