Thursday, 24 September 2009

The one who has not had a taste of love

The one who has not had a taste of love
Is but a piece of wood or stone to God.
Love extracts water from stones;
Love removes rust from mirrors.
infidelity seeks war, faith peace;
Love sets fire to war and peace alike.
Love opens its mouth in the sea of the heart;
It devours the two worlds like a whale.
Like a lion, love knows no ruse;
It does not change from a lion to a fox.

- Rumi

(Divan 1331:1-5)

Peace and love
Peace and love (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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