The Intellectual

The Intellectual

The intellectual is always showing off;
the lover is always getting lost.
The intellectual runs away, afraid of drowning;
the whole business of love is to drown in the sea.
Intellectuals plan their repose;
lovers are ashamed to rest.
The lover is always alone, even surrounded with people;
like water and oil, he remains apart.
The man who goes to the trouble
of giving advice to a lover
gets nothing. He’s mocked by passion.
Love is like musk. It attracts attention.
Love is a tree, and lovers are its shade.

Rumi 

— Version by Kabir Helminski

Published in: on March 3, 2007 at 9:06 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. as a sufi sister i would love to copy this and blog it in my webbbside ..
    thanks andrea


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