Friday, July 13, 2012

the flame of the tongue

Now I pass to you this silence, 
so that the alternations of night and day 
with their flaming language 
may finish the story. 

... Barks ...

Now I close these two lips, so that the lamp of day and night
even with the flame of the tongue may tell you the whole story.

... Arberry ...

From Sunlight: The Meeting - Ghazal 45

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