Thursday, January 10, 2013

quatrain 45

From sunlight, two versions of quatrain #45:
there is a soul
within your soul
seek it out
there is a tresure
in your mountain
seek it out
a mystic in motion
if that’s what you are
don’t seek out there
seek inside

Translation by Nader Khalili
Rumi, Dancing the Flame
There is a force within
Which gives you life –
     seek That.
In your body
Lies a priceless gem –
     seek That.
O wandering Sufi,
     if you want to find
     the greatest treasure
     Don’t look outside,
Look inside, and seek That.

Version by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva
A Garden Beyond Paradise

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