story of pure mirrors

Body of earth,

don’t talk of earth

Tell the story of pure mirrors

The Creator has given you this splendor–

Why talk of anything else?

 Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

(1207 – 1273) 

Afghanistan & Turkey 

English version by Andrew Harvey
Original Language Persian/Farsi

kiss of life

At night we fall into each other with such grace.

When it’s light, you throw me back
like you do your hair.

Your eyes now drunk with God,
mine with looking at you,
one drunkard takes care of another

 Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

(1207 – 1273) 

Afghanistan & Turkey 

 

English version by Coleman Barks
Original Language Persian/Farsi