Sunday, 26 June 2011

Everything except love is devoured by Rumi

The wild beast wouldn't dare
to devour the flesh of the lover:

Love is recognized both
by the corrupt and by the good;

and if the beast should attempt
to rip the lover apart with words,
the lover's flesh will become a fatal poison.

To the beak of Love
the two worlds are but a single grain.

Everything except love
is devoured by Love.

~ Rumi
- Mathnawi V: 2724-2726
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996
Art Love by Monique Morales

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