Thursday, November 26, 2009

[Sunlight] Love is a mirror -- Quatrain 1868


Today, Sunlight offers two interpretations of Quatrain 1868:


With love you cannot bargain
there, the choice is not yours.
Love is a mirror, it reflects
only your essence,
if you have the courage
to look in its face.

-- Translation by Azima Melita Kolin
and Maryam Mafi
Rumi: Whispers of the Beloved
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1999


love is
a mirror
you see nothing
but your reflection
you see nothing
but your real face

--Translation by Nader Khalili
Rumi, Dancing the Flame
Cal-Earth Press, 2001




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