Tuesday, 20 December 2011

A pure silent look is better. ~ Rumi

The Mirror Between Us

The mirror between us 
is breath
mist when I speak. 

Your face in water: 
I reach, the work
grows muddy. 

Even friend and beloved 
are wrong words for this.

Even ahhhhh retreats back 
into my mouth, 
the same if the moon's 
behind cloud or being released.

A pure silent look is better.

~ Rumi 
Ghazal (Ode) 1453
Version by Coleman Barks, with Nevit Ergin 
"The Glance"
Viking-Penguin, 1999

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