Keys for “the Beautiful, Rowdy Prisoners”

keysAllen Arnold is a writer who both took the time to mentor me and inspired me greatly as the keynote speaker for last summer’s Oregon Christian Writer’s Conference. He blogs at Novel, and a week or so ago introduced me to this beautiful, haunting quote that has not left me since that day.

The small man builds cages for everyone he knows – while the Sage, who has to duck his head when the moon is low, keeps dropping keys all night long for the beautiful, rowdy prisoners.         ~Hafiz, 13thcentury Persian poet

Thank you Allen. Your words continue to inspire me.