NOAH (Hebrew Scriptures)
The Source of all Creation perplexed…
This is NOT the way it is supposed to be.
Anguish, despair~~~words I never wished
written…and, yet we know them because we first
knew harmony, tranquillity, peace…
Maybe~~~maybe I should eliminate all this…
simply get rid of this plan…whatever that plan is.
Life…it is all meant to grow together~~~
to expand, blossoming in new wonder and hope…
Yes…I see it, I see it.
Look in his eyes….Grace! It is here, I simply
had to look. How could I ever think of getting
rid of what is good~~~NOAH it is in your eyes. You, your
family and an animal, in pairs, one of every kind will board a vessel you will build.
What? Am I hearing correctly? Yes, I understand
and I will do as you ask. I will follow…
Can you believe Noah…I know he loves this Creator, but he’s gone ‘overboard!’ Noah, you’re
a nut…thinking the way you do. Yeah, sure the earth
will be flooded…right. You are such a fool.
Where is your Source of Life on this hot summer day?
Come little animals, come up and board…
Trust me, my family…please.
I’ve done what I’ve been told—come in and let us close this door…
pitter~patter, pitter~patter, pitter~patter
The splashes now pounding downward hitting the wood~~~
The echoes outside drowned out by the roar of thunder
“I have learned so much from God
that I can no longer call myself
a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew.
What do sad people have in common?
It seems they have all built a shrine to the past
And often go there
and do a strange wail and worship.
What is the beginning of happiness?
It is to stop being so religious like that.
The great religions are the ships,
Poets the life boats.
Every sane person I know
has jumped overboard!
That is good for business, isn’t it, Hafiz?”
13th century Sufi Hafiz