Tuesday, April 23, 2013

[Sunlight] Burning with longing fire -- Quatrain 1133


Today, Sunlight offers two interpretations
of Quatrain 1133:


Burning with longing fire,
wanting to sleep with my head on your doorsill,
my living is composed only of this trying
to be in your presence.

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


i seek fire
that's my longing for you
i seek a way out
that's how i'm at your door
i'm sick and tired
of being so unhappy
only you can show me
the time of my life

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




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