Friday, 11 July 2008

My Blogging Sanctuary

At the end of a day, after I've finished my paid work, study and home duties, I love to come to my computer and have a visit with my blogging friends. Sometimes I have nothing particular to say and so I look at your blogs and see what interesting things you are all up to. It is so lovely to "meet" so many like-minded people, going through life's little ups and downs, sharing stories, photos, recipes and tips, but with the one goal in mind - sustainable living.

So, here's to you, my fellow bloggers. Thanks for your company. I really enjoy sharing the road with you on my journey.

Here's a poem just for you. It was written by Hafiz, a Sufi poet, in the 14th century. Translation is by Daniel Ladinsky, from his book I Heard God Laughing: Renderings of Hafiz.

(Note: the terms Friend and Beloved refer to God, Buddha, the universal life force, nature or any higher entity you personally acknowledge.)

What Happens

What happens when your soul
Begins to awaken
Your eyes
And you heart
And the cells of your body
To the great Journey of Love?

First there is wonderful laughter
And probably precious tears

And a hundred sweet promises
And those heroic vows
No one can ever keep.

But still God is delighted and amused
You once tried to be a saint.

What happens when your soul
Begins to awake in this world

To our deep need to love
And serve the Friend?

O the Beloved
Will send you
One of His wonderful, wild companions -

Like Hafiz.

love and light


Naturegirl said...

Beautiful poem to read as I begin my day!Namaste NG

Rapunzel said...

I just discovered your blog, lovely! I'm looking forward to regular visits. :-)

Cheryl said...

Hi Naturewitch....beautiful poem with depth....

thank you to for your wonderful blog.......I have found a lot of your posts helpful and thought provoking....

Anonymous said...

Another great post NW, I love the journey our souls take on the path to learning, this poem expressed it beautifully.


naturewitch said...

Glad you all enjoyed the poem. Good to have you visit, Rapunzel. xx

Anonymous said...

Wonderful to find your blog... AND an inspiring poem. I'm an aspiring Green Witch from the planet California... it's so neat to connect with someone in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a much-needed mind expansion! (: Sasha

naturewitch said...

Hi Kitchenwitch

Great to have you drop by - will check out your blog, too. xx