Thursday, July 03, 2008

quatrain 168

From Sunlight, two interpretations of Quatrain 168:
Tonight we go to that place of eternity.
This is the wedding night –
a never-ending union
of lover and Beloved.

We whisper gentle secrets to each other
and the child of the universe
takes its first breath.

version by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva

This night there are no limits to what may be given.
This is not a night but a marriage,
a couple whispering in bed in unison the same words.
Darkness simply lets down a curtain for that.

version by Coleman Barks

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