Sunday, July 01, 2012

I see your world but not you?

sweetheart i see myself
very close to you
like earth
i welcome your every step
is it fair to call you
my entire world
and yet not
find you around

Translation by Nader Khalili
Rumi, Dancing the Flame
Cal-Earth Press, 2001 

We are bound together.
I am the ground
You are the step.
How unfair is this Love!
I can see Your world
but You, I cannot.

Translation by Azima Melita Kolin and Maryam Mafi
Rumi: Whispers of the Beloved
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1999

Friend, our closeness is this:
Anywhere you put your foot, feel me
in the firmness under you.

How is it with this love,
I see your world and not you?

Version by Coleman Barks
Open Secret
Threshold Books, 1984

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