The Milk of Millennia

Mixed media art

I am suffering with my bipolar disorder today.  Nothing quiets the sad voice in my mind.  While I know it will pass, I need a way through.  As he often does, Rumi opens the way a little wider.

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I am part of the load

not rightly balanced.

I drop off in the grass,

like the old cave-sleepers, to browse

wherever I fall.


For hundreds of thousands of years I have been dust grains

floating and flying in the will of the air,

often forgetting ever being

in that state, but in sleep

I migrate back.  I spring loose

from the four-branched, time-and-space cross,

this waiting room.


I walk into a huge pasture.

I nurse the milk of millennia.


Everyone does this in different ways.

Knowing that conscious decisions

and personal memory

are much too small a place to live,

every human being streams at night

into the loving nowhere . . .

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathryn McCullough
    May 03, 2012 @ 18:39:53

    Sorry it’s a tough day, Sandy. Hang in there, my friend. I love Rumi!


  2. karen
    May 03, 2012 @ 18:50:36

    god. deep god hugs. love.


  3. dearsuburbia
    May 03, 2012 @ 21:15:42

    I love your mixed-media art. This piece is gorgeous. And Rumi has absolutely been helping me through lately as well. Peace to you, and blessings.


  4. ManicMuses
    May 04, 2012 @ 04:40:40

    Lovely. Mail me if you want to chat, OK?


  5. minlit
    May 04, 2012 @ 07:35:34

    last two lines…..perfection. Rest not so bad either! Every cloud has a silver lining.


  6. pegoleg
    May 04, 2012 @ 09:43:42

    I was trying to think of something bright and witty to cheer you up, but that would probably be so grating on your nerves that you’d just want to punch me out, right?
    I’m sorry you’re sad and hope you’re out of this phase very soon.


  7. candidaabrahamson
    May 04, 2012 @ 16:12:38

    Very evocatively expressed. Beauty seems to be born of your suffering.


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