Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

(1207 - 1273 / Persia)

The Chance Of Humming - Poem by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

A man
standing on two logs in a river
might do all right floating with the current
while humming in the
if one log is tied to a camel,
who is also heading south along the bank - at the same pace-
all could still be well
with the
unless the camel
thinks he forgot something, and
abruptly turns upstream,
Most minds
do not live in the present
and can stick to a reasonable plan; most minds abruptly turn
and undermine the

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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