Friday, June 8, 2007

Love Is Reckless

Love is reckless; not reason.
Reason seeks a profit.
Love comes on strong,
consuming herself, unabashed.

Yet, in the midst of suffering,
Love proceeds like a millstone,
hard surfaced and straightforward.

Having died of self-interest,
she risks everything and asks for nothing.
Love gambles away every gift God bestows.

Without cause God gave us Being;
without cause, give it back again.

Rumi 1207 – 1273

2 comments:

Marci B. said...

Thanks for such wonderful poems. It is a pleasure reading this beautiful selection!

Meretricious Consideration said...

Awww, thanks! I am posting them mostly for my own pleasure. I'm glad someone else is enjoying them!