Monday, April 9, 2012

Mystical Mondays, say hello to Meister Eckhart

Translations by Daniel Ladinsky

Who has looked into your eyes this day?

                     ... Whose ears have you touched?

                                    ... Sit back and imagine God freeing you after a day of hard work and
                                        many worries with love that

                                                                makes you laugh.

Love Does That

All day long a little burro labors, sometimes
with heavy loads on her back and sometimes just with worries
about things that bother only

And worries, as we know, can be more exhausting
than physical labor.

Once in a while a kind monk comes
to her stable and brings
a pear, but more
than that,

he looks into the burro’s eyes and touches her ears

and for a few seconds the burro is free
and even seems to laugh,

because love does

Love frees.

Meister Eckhart


  1. Replies
    1. glad to bring a smile with something that made me smile

  2. What a beautiful poem. I love that and it sounds so modern and clean in it's sentiment. I'll be touching some ears today.

    1. Jack ~ glad to hear you are up for touching ears!


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