Sunday, December 21, 2008

quatrain 173

From Sunlight, two versions of quatrain 173:
I am filled with you.
Skin, blood, bone, brain and soul.
There's no room for lack of trust, or trust.
Nothing in this existence but that existence.

version by Coleman Barks

in my heart
inside and out
is all beloved
in my body
blood and veins
is none but beloved
how can there by any
room for religion
or Godlessness in me
since my existence
is overflowing
with beloved

trans by Nader Khalili

See also the Houshmand translation at my inner-outer.

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Friday, December 19, 2008

programming and religions

Python would be Humanism: It's simple, unrestrictive, and all you need to follow it is common sense. Many of the followers claim to feel relieved from all the burden imposed by other languages, and that they have rediscovered the joy of programming. There are some who say that it is a form of pseudo-code.

from amz: If programming languages were religions...


Thursday, December 11, 2008

quatrain 670

From Sunlight, two versions of quatrain 670:
I am hopelessly in love with you, no point
giving me advice.
I have drunk love's poison, no point
taking any remedy.
They want to chain my feet but
what's the point
when it is my heart that's gone mad.

translation by Azima Melita Kolin and Maryam Mafi

fallen in love with you
I will take no advice
I have tasted the poison
what good can sugar do
they say he is mad
and in chains
he must be put
mad is my heart
what is a chain
on my foot

translation by Nader Khalili

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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

I realized I was God

I used to be an atheist until I realized that I was God.

Nice quote from Deepak Chopra, available in this interview: ele:vision - Deepak Chopra - Part2