Some Kiss We Want
There is some kiss we want
with our whole lives
a touch of Spirit on the body
Seawater begs the pearl
to break its shell.
And the lily, how passionately
it needs some wild Darling!
At night, I open the window
and ask the moon to come
and press its face into mine.
Breathe into me.
Close the language-door,
and open the love-window.
The moon won’t use the door,
only the window.
—Rumi, The Book of Love, translated by Coleman Barks
Rumi’s Some Kiss We Want Spoken Word Poetry and Cello: Video
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Video by Daniel Austin Sperry. Poppy photo by Jenny Downing, Creative Commons, via Flickr.
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Maureen Doallas says
Beautiful: “Close the language door and open the love window./ The moon won’t use the door, only the window.”
Elizabeth W. Marshall says
Oh my, what words could follow this. Such gentle passion. I am inspired to dust off my cello, collecting dust, it is only a quiet sculpture in my home. Maybe if we throw open the doors and let in the black cool night, the moon might shine through those thresholds, wide and tall, after all. Maybe the moon is knocking on all our summer doors.
Oh so LOVEly! I feel the moon’s cool face…