Friday, January 27, 2006

Friday Quote: On Worth

"Yesterday the nightingale was singing
a beautiful song by the stream:
"You could make a rose
out of rubies, emeralds and gold
but would it have a scent?"
--Rumi

5 comments:

GrumpyTeacher1 said...

That's either really profound or evidence of sleep deprivation.

Rob said...

That nightingale is wiser than an owl!

Meg said...

hmm...it kind of makes me think that we should find the beauty in imperfection..I know thats not what it is about exactly..but that is what came to my mind. Thank you :) Great quote as always.

Cindy said...

GT--No, it isn't sleep deprivation. :) Nice try.

Rob--I'd not thought of it this way...kinda opens new doors of perception. Thanks!

Meg--You're welcome. :)

Stirring around in the vast wastelands of my mind is once again the possibility/surity that it is the everyday, most common things that are, indeed, the most valuable.

Putah Creek Poetry Blog said...

I surfed into your blog and saw that you like these quotes, so I thought I'd share one with you. I attended a Robert Hass workshop in Grass Valley, CA last fall, and Hass said (among other things), "You owe The Truth nothing, you owe the poem everything,"

All Good Things-JLJ