Saturday, October 11, 2008

quatrain 84

Sunlight has two interpretations of Quatrain 84:
don't think too much
put yourself to sleep
thinking is a veil
on the face of the moon
your heart is like the moon
don't cover it with thought
cast your thinking on the water

translation by Nader Khalili

Don't think.
Don't get lost in your thoughts.
Your thoughts are a veil on the face of the Moon.
That Moon is your heart,
and those thoughts cover your heart.
So let them go.
Just let them fall into the water.

version by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva

My earlier post on this quatrain is under thoughts on dreams and refers to the Houshmand translation.

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