Saturday, 16 July 2011

Whatever you love here in Rumi

Whatever you love here in existence
Has been gold-plated by Beloved's qualities;

When that gold goes back to Origin
Only a dull copper will remain,
And you will be disgusted and reject it.

Don’t go on calling counterfeit coin "beautiful"
That beauty you love is only borrowed.

Gold will abandon all surfaces in the end
And return to the Mine of Magnificence.
Why not set out for that Mine?

The light will return from the wall to the sun;
Go now to that Sun that dances always in harmony.

From now on, take your water from heaven directly
Why go on trusting a rusting drainpipe?

~ Rumi
Art by Rassouli

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