Monday, December 10, 2012

[Sunlight] Show mercy on the weak



Weep like the waterwheel,
that green herbs may spring up
from the courtyard of your soul.
if you wish for tears,
have mercy on one who sheds tears;
if you wish mercy, show mercy to the weak.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Bâsh chon dulâb nâlân-e chashm-tar
tâ ze sahn-e jânat ruyad khozar
Ashk khvâhi rahm kon bar ashkbâr
rahm khvâhi bar za`ifân rahm âr

-- Mathnawi I:821-822
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Daylight"
Threshold Books, 1994
Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra




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