Greetings to MARY and to all,
The EARTH herself sends to us ambassadors,
Rumi’s “human beings” whose beauty beckons,
inviting, welcoming, reassuring to us all.
Not concerned with delineating boundaries,
these special emissaries gently remind us
of our common parentage, of our oneness
beneath the passing appearances of difference.
What a relief they bring us with their glance,
which is saying to us, “Yes, you can really
rely on me, my heart is deep, steady, loving”.
Leila, Leila, may the Laila, the night, be
filled with starry light for you. You have
fulfilled your mission so beautifully.