Friday, April 01, 2011

quatrain 75

From sunlight, a version of quatrain #75, to add to the version by Houshmand discussed at a room for fear:
this earthly body of ours
is the light of the heavens
our agile flights
are the envy of angels
one day the celestial bodies
wish to have our pure souls
one day we are a dare devil
who frightens a monster

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

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