Everything except love is devoured by Love

The wild beast wouldn’t dare to devour the flesh of the lover:
Love is recognized both by the corrupt and by the good;
and if the beast should attempt to rip the lover apart with words,
the lover’s flesh will become a fatal poison.
To the beak of Love the two worlds are but a single grain.
Everything except love is devoured by Love.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Lahm-e `āsheq-rā niyārad khvord dad
`eshq ma`rufast pish-e nik o bad
Var khvord khvod fi al-masal dām o dadesh
gusht-e `āsheq zahr gardad be-kashadesh
Harcheh joz `eshqast shod ma’kul-e `Eshq
do jahān yek dāneh pish-e nul-e `Eshq

– translated by Camille and Kabir Helminski
“Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance”
Threshold Books, 1996

The image above was taken by JS in Mongolia

Published in: on September 17, 2006 at 11:02 am  Comments (4)  

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. ya u can proceed, thanks for ur comment
    best regards

  2. Ah what lovely words. Rumi is the master of Love. We are but beggars at His door, seeking crumbs.

    Ya Haqq!

  3. Really nice post & yes irving Mr. Rumi has many factories of magical words, he is just amazing.

  4. Irving, Jugnu
    Many thanks for leaving the comment. The beauty of Rumi’s poetry is amazing indeed.


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