Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Holy Valley Lebanon, where the two worlds touch


The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.

Don't go back to sleep.


You must ask for what you really want.

Don't go back to sleep.


People are going back and forth across the door sill

where the two worlds touch.


The door is round and open.

Don't go back to sleep.


From Essential Rumi

by Coleman Barks

The Holy Valley Lebanon (Hawka, Saint Antonny Qoshaya, BqaaKafra): October 30, 2014







Friday, August 8, 2014

Sanctum of Gods

I share these photos that I took lately in the holy Qannoubinne Valle(Lebanon)
" ....
Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards.
Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.
How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!
Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.
A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.
Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard,
Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:
A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.
Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.

 ....." Songs  of Solomon