Friday, April 28, 2017

The Reed

Who is luckiest in this whole orchestra? The reed
Its mouth touches your lips to learn music.
All reeds, sugarcane especially, think only
of this chance. They sway in the canebrakes,
free in the many ways they dance.

-Rumi, Essential Rumi, Constant Conversation (p94)

Definition of canebrake. : a thicket of cane.