Love Does That

One of my favourite poems.....

                                                       Own photo taken in Fez, Morocco 2011

All day long a little burro labours, 
sometimes with heavy loads on her back

and sometimes just with worries
about things that bother only burros.

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

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 that.

Love Frees.

~ Meister Eckhart ~

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