Tuesday, November 10, 2009

[Sunlight] "Every tool of a craftsman"



Although this reed pen is in fact insensible,
of a different substance than the writer,
yet it is an intimate friend.
Likewise, every tool of a craftsman, though lifeless,
is the familiar friend of the human spirit.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Garcheh in kelk qalam khvod bi hassist
nist jens-e khâteb u-râ mo'nesist
Hamchonin har âlat-e pisheh-vari
hast bi jân mo'nes-e jân-vari

-- Mathnawi IV: 875-876
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996
(Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra)




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