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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