Rhythms of the Heart: Rumi From Diwan-i-Shams-i-Tabris
If heaven is not in love Then how does such glorification Reflect from its heart; If the sun is not in love Then how does such illumination Manifest from its side; If the earth and mountains are not in love Then how can they bring Flowers and trees into life; If the ocean is not in love Then why does it not rest Or seek refuge awhile? Translator: Dr. Nahid Angha, Ph. D. First published in Sufism: An Inquiry, VIII.4, p. 23.
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