511. Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. ~Rabindranath Tagore

Only when you drink from the river of silence
shall you indeed sing. And when you have
reached the mountain top, then you shall climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs,
then you shall truly dance.
~Kahlil Gibran

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Where Does the Dance Begin, Where Does It End?

Don’t call this world adorable, or useful, that’s not it.
It’s frisky, and a theater for more than fair winds.
The eyelash of lightning is neither good nor evil.
The struck tree burns like a pillar of gold.

But the blue rain sinks, straight to the white
feet of the trees
whose mouths open.
Doesn’t the wind, turning in circles, invent the dance?
Haven’t the flowers moved, slowly, across Asia, then Europe,
until at last, now, they shine
in your own yard?

Don’t call this world an explanation, or even an education.

When the Sufi poet whirled, was he looking
outward, to the mountains so solidly there
in a white-capped ring,
or was he looking

to the center of everything: the seed, the egg, the idea
that was also there,
beautiful as a thumb
curved and touching the finger, tenderly,
little love-ring,

as he whirled,
oh jug of breath,
in the garden of dust?

~Mary Oliver

May God give you heaven’s dew and earth’s richness… ~Genesis 27:28a   ✝

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25 thoughts on “511. Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. ~Rabindranath Tagore

      • There is, I feel it too. You’re a young spirit, I’m an old soul (but a little girl on the inside), you follow religion, I only follow spiritualism, but very strongly – and I respect everyone’s beliefs – we should explore this connection one day, it’s definitely there – you feel like family or someone I’ve known for a lifetime(s) – it’s a very strong respect and bond. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤


  1. Perfect wisdiom and truth as said Karen… only very beautiful soul are able to select such very beautiful quotes 🙂 much love to you. Merci Natalie ♥


  2. This is beautiful Natalie. I really love that quote above, “Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.”
    –I know that my when He silences my inner being, I truly do sing. A heavenly song full of peace and wonder.
    “It’s frisky, and a theater for more than fair winds.”
    –What a great way to see life. Frisky. I like that.
    Thank you Natalie. I hope you’re doing well.
    🙂 ❤


    • Thanks, Staci, I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I love to spend time in silence too and often find myself singing inwardly, outwardly, or both. I wonder if any of my neighbors hear me when I’m singing. I liked the idea of life being frisky too because sometimes it is frisky. Hugs and blessings, N 🙂 ❤

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