Cape Spear, Newfoundland, Canada

Cape Spear, Newfoundland, Canada

Very little grows
on jagged rock.
Be ground.

Be crumbled,
so wildflowers will come up
where you are.

You’ve been stony for too many years.
Try something different.
Surrender.

From the poem “A Necessary Autumn Inside Each” by Rumi, found in One-Handed Basket Weaving: Poems on the Theme of Worktranslated by Coleman Barks.

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