Friday, December 04, 2009

quatrain 729

From sunlight, two versions of quatrain # 729:
never say
no one knows the way
never say
profound humans
can't be found
just because
you're kept out of
heaven's secrets
you think everyone
is like you

--Translation by Nader Khalili
Rumi, Dancing the Flame
Cal-Earth Press, 2001

You claim skill in every art
and knowledge of every science,
Yet you cannot even hear
what your own heart is telling you.

Until you can hear that simple voice
How can you be a keeper of secrets?
How can you be a traveller on this path?

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

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At Monday, 21 December, 2009, Anonymous Oghlon said...

kheili Ziba bood.

At Tuesday, 22 December, 2009, Blogger Arizona said...

... in English?


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