lundi 24 septembre 2012

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The Guesthouse 

C' est un petit texte très connu de Rumi, poète et philosophe sufi perse du 13ème siècle.
Traduction Coleman Banks

This human being is a guesthouse
Every morning a new arrival:
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
Some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, 
Who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
Still, treat each guest honorable.
He may be clearing out
For some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
Meet at the door laughing,
And invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
Because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

Bad emotions: Invite them in, be with them for a while, but don't serve them diner...

3 commentaires:

  1. Belles pensées ! Est-ce que vous m'autorisez à reprendre le texte sur mon blog ?

    1. Of course! C est rumi, c est pas moi;)
      Quelle est l'adresse de ton blog?