Friday, October 16, 2009

quatrain 454

From sunlight, an interpretation of quatrain #454, to add to the translation by Houshmand discussed at winners and losers.
To that Beloved,
flower and thorn are one;
A verse of the Koran
And a Brahmin's thread are one.

Don't try to impress Him –
To that Beloved,
hero and fool are one.

-- Version by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva
A Garden Beyond Paradise
Bantam Books, 1992

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