Wednesday, 23 May 2012

A hundred flames shine in the Rumi

A hundred flames 
shine in the eyes. 

They come from 
this finest part of the heart 
where fire dwells. 

How strange!
In this burning place

There are so many roses,
so much greenery,
so much jasmine.

Through this fire,
the garden cools down
And water weds the flame.

~ Rumi
Ghazal (Ode) 685
Breathing Truth - Quotations from Jalaluddin Rumi
Selected and Translated by Muriel Maufroy
Sanyar Press - London, 1997

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