Monday, June 28, 2010

[Sunlight] The Trick About Thawing Grapes



I speak harshly to free you from meanness,
as frozen grapes thaw with pouring cold water
on them. That loosens the hardness and bitterness.

With a little scolding, you warm,
and the sweet grape-blood comes back.

-- Mathnawi III, 4193-4196
Version by Coleman Barks
"Rumi: One-Handed Basket Weaving"
Maypop, 1991




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