Monday, July 18, 2011

Images from Syntagma Sqaure: #3

Here is an image from Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece that needs no translation.

Not Here

There's courage involved if you want
to become truth. There is a broken-

open place in a lover. Where are
those qualities of bravery and sharp

compassion in this group? What's the
use of old and frozen thought? I want

a howling hurt. This is not a treasury
where gold is stored; this is for copper.

We alchemists look for talent that
can heat up and change. Lukewarm

won't do. Halfhearted holding back,
well-enough getting by? Not here.

From Soul of Rumi
by Coleman Barks

Photo by Triada Samaras, June 2011