Friday, July 30, 2010

quatrain 163

From sunlight, two interpretations of quatrain #163:
What is this day with two suns in the sky?
Day unlike other days,
with a great voice giving it to the planet,
Here it is, enamored beings, your day!

Version by Coleman Barks
"Unseen Rain"
Threshold Books, 1986

what type of day is this
with two shining suns
a day beyond and above
every day known
a whirling cosmos is endowing
and calling everyone on earth
good news to those in love
call today your own

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

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