Desire

waiting for a kiss
the lover at the window
pearl without a shell

Kim M. Russell, 2018

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Salvador Dali – Woman at the Window [1925]
My response to Carpe Diem 1394 Some Kiss We Want

Today’s poem by Rumi:

Some kiss we want

There is some kiss we want with
our whole lives, the touch of

spirit on the body. Seawater
begs the pearl to break its shell.

And the lily, how passionately
it needs some wild darling! At

night, I open the window and ask
the moon to come and press its

face against mine. Breathe into
me. Close the language- door and

open the love window. The moon
won’t use the door, only the window.

© Rumi (taken from: Soul of Rumi by Coleman Barks)

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