Saturday, March 19, 2022

We Rise Again

 Again we Rise


[Rumi's Ghazal 1674]

We are from above and upward we go ! Again We rise!

We are from the ocean and in waves we go! Again We rise!

We are the ark, vessel of Noah in the storm of the soul

without these hands or feet from earth, again we rise!

out of our Self like a wave we emerge, we rise

we see ourselves from deep within and again we rise!

like a needle we thread the narrow way of Truth

We weave through lies with a single thread and again we rise!

to travelers say,  while on the way, remember your home,

That way we know, why we continue to go, and again we rise!

If you have ever sung "we return to the One"

you will know, how far we can go, for again we rise!

Our constellation doesn’t go around the moon

We fly through space so close to Venus and again we rise!  

Nothing deters our determined minds 

from the great to the greatest, again We rise!

in our silos of wheat get rid of these mice

your blindness won’t see, how clearly, we rise!

A moment of silence before we depart, 

this chivalry, you don’t need to follow, for again we rise!

on our way to a mythical place where the Phoenix hides

Don’t block the way to the magical bird in this mountain pass 

Who are you to block our way to where the Simorgh lies

from above we are and upward we go ! and Again We rise!