Wednesday, November 07, 2012

[Sunlight] How can you go on living without me? -- Quatrain 334


Today, Sunlight offers two interpretations of Quatrain 334:


The Beloved looked at me
With compassion and said,
How can you go on living without me?
I said, I swear, like a fish out of water.
He said, Then why do you hold so tight
to the dry land?

-- Version by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva
A Garden Beyond Paradise
Bantam Books, 1992


After being with me one whole night,
you ask how I live when you're not here.
Badly, frantically, like a fish trying to
breathe dry sand.
You weep and say,
but you choose that.

-- Version by Coleman Barks
"Unseen Rain"
Threshold Books, 1986




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1 comment:

Hafiz Imran said...

thanks for sharing such nice information