A Cup of Tea (112)
Thirst is good
longing is good, an aching heart is good
because he comes through the vale of tears.
Weep so much
that only the tears remain, not you.
If the tears alone remain
and he who weeps vanishes
then God comes by himself.
That is why I let you go, not stopping you.
I knew you would regret it –
but this regret is good;
I knew you would weep
but these tears have their usefulness –
can there be a profounder prayer than tears?