Posted on November 23, 2007 by Nik

Those who don’t feel this love

pulling them like a river
those who don’t drink dawn
like a cup of spring water
or take sunset like supper
those who don’t want to change

let them sleep.

This Love is beyond the study of theology
that old trickery and hypocrisy
If you want to improve your mind that way

sleep on.

I’ve given up on my brain
I’ve torn the cloth to shreds
and thrown it away.

If you’re not completely naked
wrap your beautiful robe of words around you

and sleep.

translated by Coleman Barks