Thursday, July 10, 2008

[Sunlight] As it really is



You, who have made it easy
for us to labor fruitlessly in the world,
deliver us!
To us it seems a tempting bait,
and it's really a hook:
show it to us as it really is.


Ay moyasser kardeh mâ-râ dar jahân
sokhreh o bikâr mâ-râ vâ rahân
To`meh be-namudeh be-mâ vân budeh shast
ânchonân be-namâ be-mâ ân-râ keh hast

-- Mathnawi II: 466-467
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Daylight"
Threshold Books, 1994
Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra




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