Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Hours...by Rumi

Hours make the young old. 
All changes have arisen from the hours: 
the one who is freed from hours is freed from change. 

When for an hour you escape from the hours, 
"How" no longer remains: 
you become familiar with that which is without "How."

Hours are not acquainted with timelessness.
For the one who is possessed by time,
there is no way there except bewilderment.

~ Rumi
Mathnawi III:2073-2076
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996

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