There is a channel between voice and presence,
a way where information flows.
In disciplined silence
the channel opens.
With wandering talk,
Version by Coleman Barks
Threshold Books, 1986
There is a thread from the heart to the lips
where the secret of life is woven.
Words tear the thread
but in silence
Translation by Azima Melita Kolin & Maryam Mafi
Rumi: Hidden Music
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2001