22 September 2014

Poem for the Spring Equinox

As the sacred Wheel of the Years turns ever closer to the Spring Equinox (occuring on 23 September this year), I thought I would share a poem by thinker and spiritual Master Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273).

The Temple of the Dark Moon will be celebrating equinox at the beautiful surroundings that is the Waite Arboretum, Urrbrae (cnr Fullarton and Cross Roads) on Sunday, 28 September.  Bring the family and your picnic for a relaxing where you can explore the historic house (entry fee) and scented garden, walk the labyrinth at this time of balance and then wander though the many species of trees that are planted on the premises.

A short informal acknowledgement of the Sabbat will take place around 12:3opm.
Look for the large purple wind flags from 11:30am.
 


Love at Love - by Jelaluddin Rumi
 
 
look at love
how it tangles
with the one fallen in love
 
look at spirit
how it fuses with earth
giving it new life
why are you so busy
with this or that or good or bad
pay attention to how things blend


why talk about all
the known and the unknown
see how the unknown merges into the known


why think separately
of this life and the next
when one is born from the last


look at your heart and tongue
one feels but deaf and dumb
the other speaks in words and signs


look at water and fire
earth and wind
enemies and friends all at once


the wolf and the lamb
the lion and the deer
far away yet together


look at the unity of this
spring and winter
manifested in the equinox


you too must mingle my friends
since the earth and the sky
are mingled just for you and me


be like sugarcane
sweet yet silent
don’t get mixed up with bitter words


my beloved grows right out of my own heart
how much more union can there be

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