|Love has nothing to do |
with the five senses and the six directions
Its goal is only to experience
the attraction exerted by the Beloved.
permission will come from God
The secrets that ought to be told will be told
with an eloquence nearer to the understanding
than these subtle confusing allusions.
The secret is partner with none
but the knower of the secret:
in the skeptic's ear the secret is no secret at all.
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996