The Way Things Should Be

Art Piece by Barbara named Shasta Sunrise

What will our children do in the morning?

Will they wake with their hearts wanting to play,
the way wings should?

Will they have dreamed the needed flights and gathered the strength from the planets that all men and women need to balance the wonderful charms of the earth

so that her power and beauty does not make us forget our own?

I know all about the ways of the heart – how it wants to be alive.

Love so needs to love
that it will endure almost anything, even abuse,
just to flicker for a moment.  But the sky’s mouth is kind,
its song will never hurt you, for I
sing those words.

What will our children do in the morning
if they do not see us fly?

~ Rumi ~

More about Rumi

(Love Poems From God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West by Daniel Ladinsky)

Author: Poetry Lover

I am a graphic and web designer as well as an artist and otherwise all around poetry and art aficionado.