Dripping River Water

Love

l.o.v.e. August 25, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Maceo Cabrera Estevez @ 4:18 am
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My friends got married last weekend. At Dillon Beach, a house rental, small, intimate. Spirits present to give their blessings. I gave them books of love poetry. Rumi. Nikki Giovanni. Poems to be read to each other. Preferably in bed.

This is my favorite:

Do You love me?

A lover asked his beloved
do you love yourself more
than you love me?

The beloved replied,
I have died to myself
and live for you.

I’ve disappeared from myself
and my attributes.
I am present only for you.

I have forgotten all my learnings,
but from knowing you
I have become a scholar.

I have lost all my strength,
but from your power
I am able.

If I love myself
I love you.
If I love you
I love myself.

-Rumi

the end.

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