Sunday, April 25, 2010

Breaking the harmony

I have not really known myself,

or anyone else.

I've tried to do good, and not

just what my appetites wanted,

but that was all infatuation

with this precious, isolated, body.

That you and I were constantly joining,

I didn't know. I didn't know

that even to ask "What are You?"

or "Who am I" breaks the harmony.

- Lalla, version by Coleman Barks, from Naked Song