Wednesday Wisdom: On Coexistence and Transcendence
I Have Learned So Much*
So much from God
That I can no longer
A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim,
A Buddhist, a Jew.
The Truth has shared so much of Itself
That I can no longer call myself
A man, a woman, an angel,
Or even pure
Befriended Hafiz so completely
It has turned to ash
Of every concept and image
My mind has ever known.
* Reprinted with permission from The Gift by Daniel Ladinsky, © 1999.