Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Look at Love By Maulana Jalaluddin Roomi



look at love

how it tangles

with the one fallen in love



look at spirit

how it fuses with earth

giving it new life

why are you so busy
with this or that or good or bad
pay attention to how things blend



why talk about all

the known and the unknown

see how the unknown merges into the known



why think separately

of this life and the next

when one is born from the last



look at your heart and tongue

one feels but deaf and dumb

the other speaks in words and signs



look at water and fire

earth and wind

enemies and friends all at once



the wolf and the lamb

the lion and the deer

far away yet together



look at the unity of this

spring and winter

manifested in the equinox



you too must mingle my friends

since the earth and the sky

are mingled just for you and me



be like sugarcane

sweet yet silent

don't get mixed up with bitter words



my beloved grows right out of my own heart

how much more union can there be

English version by Nader Khalili

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