Lord, the air smells good today,
straight from the mysteries
within the inner courts of God.
A grace like new clothes thrown
across the garden, free medicine for everybody.
The trees in their prayer, the birds in praise
the first blue violets kneeling.
Whatever came from Being is caught up in being, drunkenly
forgetting the way back."
- Jelaluddin Rumi, from "Lord, the Air Smells Good Today"
(from April 12th, 2011 Verse and Voice, a daily email from Sojourners)