Being Right

Rumi has a poem I’ve always loved. It simply says:
“Outside ideas of right doing and wrong doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there!”

My dear friend Krayna Castlebaum has created a poem of the month service where she blesses subscribers with one juicy poem after another. This month, the poem came with an invitation to join her “Little Mole Club”. Here’s what Krayna has to say, along with the poem by Yehuda Amichai.

There’s an old adage and it goes like this: You can be right or you can be happy.

Indeed!  Amichai’s poem inspired me to create, “The Little Mole Club.”
Credo: Undermining Certainties; Radiating Happiness.
Now Open!  New members being accepted every single day!

The price of admission: All “But, I’m right!” stories.  Who needs ‘em?
Put those down, say a blessing, have a picnic.  Start a local chapter today!.

  Happy August!


The Place Where We Are Right


From the place where we are right
flowers will never grow
in the spring.


The place where we are right
is hard and trampled
like a yard.


But doubts and loves
dig up the world
like a mole, a plow.
And a whisper will be heard in the place
where the ruined
house once stood.

By Israeli poet, Yehuda Amichai   (May 3, 1924 – September 22, 2000)

From The Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai, Edited & translated by Chana Bloch & Stephen Mitchell


Copyrighted material; for educational/therapeutic purposes only.


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