Wednesday, May 26, 2010

[Sunlight] “Still some secrets”




O friend, can't you see? –
Your face is flowing with light.
The whole world could get drunk
on the love found in your heart.

Don't run here and there
looking all around –
He is right inside you.

Is there any place where the Sun doesn't shine?
Is there anyone who can't see the full Moon?

Veil upon veil, thought upon thought –
Let go of them all,
For they only hide the truth.

Once you see the glory
Of his moon-like face,
what excuse could you have
for pain and sorrow?

Any heart without his love –
even the king's heart –
is a coffin for the dead.

Everyone can see God
within his own heart –
everyone who is not a corpse.
Everyone can drink
from the waters of life
and conquer death forever.

The veil of ignorance
covers the Sun and Moon;
It even causes Love to think, "I am not divine."

O Shams, Blazing Light of Tabriz,
There are still some secrets of yours
that even I cannot tell.

-- Ghazal 505
Version by Jonathan Star, with Shahram Shiva
"A Garden Beyond Paradise: The Mystical Poetry of Rumi"
Bantam Books, 1992




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