The Chance Of Humming

A man
standing on two logs in a river
might do all right floating with the current
while humming in the
now.
Though
if one log is tied to a camel,
who is also heading south along the bank - at the same pace-
all could still be well
with the
world
unless the camel
thinks he forgot something, and
abruptly turns upstream,
then
uh-oh.
Most minds
do not live in the present
and can stick to a reasonable plan; most minds abruptly turn
and undermine the
chance
of
humming.

by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Comments (6)

The magic of music nicely described...
Good described poetry........
Fantastic expression of human woes in an adverse situation and where radio music only soothing the mind.
Music sees more than i, thats the best phrase for me
Really moving poem with great imagery. Very descriptive emotionally. Great poem!
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