Friday, June 21, 2013

[Sunlight] "Look at the Water of the water"


Day and night there is movement of foam on the Sea.
You see the foam, but not the Sea. Amazing!
We are dashing against each other like boats:
our eyes are darkened though we're on clear water.
O you who've gone to sleep in the body's boat,
you've seen the water,
but look at the Water of the water.
The water has a Water that is driving it;
the spirit has a Spirit that is calling it.

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Jonbesh-e kaf-hâ ze daryâ ruz o shab
kaf hami bini va daryâ ni `ajab
Mâ cho kashti-hâ be-ham bar mi zanim
tireh cheshmim va dar âb-e rawshanim
Ay to dar kashti-ye tan rafteh be-khvâb
âb-râ didi negar dar b-e âb
b-râ bist ku mi rânadesh
ruh-râ Ruhist ku mi-khvânadesh

-- Mathnawi III: 1271-1274
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Daylight"
Threshold Books, 1994
Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra




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