Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ghazal 119 - Rumi

He says it best:

I don’t need
a companion who is
nasty, sad and sour,

the one who is
like a grave
dark, depressing and bitter.

a sweetheart is a mirror
a friend, a delicious cake.
It isn’t worth spending
an hour with anyone else

a companion who is
in love only with the 'Self'
has five distinct characteristics;

stone hearted,
unsure of every step,
lazy and disinterested,
keeping a poisonous face.

the more this companion waits around
the more bitter everything will get,
just like a vinegar
getting more sour with time.

enough is said about
sour and bitter faces.

a heart filled with desire for
sweetness and tender souls
must not waste itself with unsavory matters.
- Rumi-

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