Be With Those Who

Deep Spirits

Be with those who help your being.
Don’t sit with indifferent people, whose breath
comes cold out of their mouths.
Not these visible forms, your work is deeper.

A chunk of dirt thrown in the air breaks to pieces.
If you don’t try to fly,
and so break yourself apart,
you will be broken open by death,
when it’s too late for all you could become.

Leaves get yellow. The tree puts out fresh roots
and makes them green.
Why are you so content with a love that turns you yellow?

Ode 2865 Trans. Coleman Barks

with love and light,


11 thoughts on “Be With Those Who

  1. After having a discussion with a new friend in OperaI was guided to this poem by an author I have read severalbooks .Music is by Deep Spirits and I have to thank my dearestfriend Qbone.. Amir for magical music he always shares .I hope you will understand this poem and the reasonfor sharing it.Love Fati

  2. Fa Ma u r so kind hearted and caring….. I can read in between the lines what u want to say. I watched on my nokia 3230 mobile. However to listen , i 'll hav to seat on computer. Right now i m on the way to ' NASIK CITY' along with my daughter and son. Wil return Mumbai on suday. Till then i may not able to listen. However i m going to watch ur blog. Thanx for ur gesture and love. Have a nice time. Aniruddha

  3. Great music, and very meaningful words. Great work of your art. This is woman's soul and spirit work, calling for man.With love, Ramute.:)

  4. HI Andreuyou are caught up now :)thanks for always spending time going thru my posts you have missed.My blog is happy now 🙂

  5. Hi Ramute,I am so happy to see you here again and to knowyou enjoyed this music as well. yes this poem is from Sufi and Coleman Barks is a great author his books flow with feelings and gives the readera sense of peace and a straight direction to move with.with loveFati

  6. Hello Aniruddha,I told you how intelligent you are and I had no doubts you would not feel my meaning.I can't wait for you to hear the music I am sureyou will devour it :)Have a great time with your children and savor the moments. LoveFati

  7. Dear Fa Ma , today I got chance to hear this eternal musical creation read with meaningful words. I really admire for ur creative mind. I heard it repeatedly. Thanks for sharing ! Have a nice time and take care of urself.With :heart: Aniruddha

  8. Hi Aniruddha,I am happy you finally have heard the music that's been waiting for you . The music brings the words to live and the photo bring even more.Thank you for enjoying and sharing.. With :heart: to you.Fatimah

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