Thursday, February 26, 2009

quatrain 106

From Sunlight comes two further versions of quatrain 106 in addition to Houshmand's at seek the science.

seek only the knowledge
that un-ties the problems
of your life
seek it soon
your number is up
leave alone
what seems to be
but is not
seek what
seems not to be
yet it might

trans by Nader Khalili

Seek the wisdom
that will untie your knot
seek the path
that demands your whole being.
Leave that which is not, but appears
to be
seek that which is, but is
not apparent.

trans by Azima Melita Kolin and Maryam Mafi

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