The Lonesome Sisters

 

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LIKE THIS
By Sarah Hawker ASCAP, from the poem
"Like this" by Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks

If someone asks you
how the satisfaction of
all our longings look like
lift your face and say "like this"


If someone mentions
the night sky's gracefulness
climb up on the roof
dance like this
 

If someone wonders
how Jesus raised the dead
don't try to explain
just kiss me on the lips like this


I'm a sky where spirit lives
stare into the deepening blue
while the breeze tells to you
secrets like this

 
When someone talks about
how the moon's undressed by the clouds
slowly loosen knot by knot
strings of your robe just like this


When someone asks you
what it means to
die for love just
point here like this


©Sarah Hawker 2006

The Lonesome Sisters Lyrics
Sarah Hawker & Debra Clifford
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