A Star Without a Name by Rumi

When a baby is taken from the wet nurse,
it easily forgets her
and starts eating solid food.

Seeds feed awhile on ground,
then lift up into the sun.

So you should taste the filtered light
and work your way toward wisdom
with no personal covering.

That’s how you came here, like a star
without a name. Move across the night sky
with those anonymous lights.

Photo from Star in the Night Sky by Steven Kelly

(Mathnawi III, 1284-1288)
“Say I am You” Coleman Barks Maypop, 1994

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