' These do not matter '...


Come to the orchard in Spring.

There is light and wine, and sweethearts
in the pomegranate flowers.

If you do not come, these do not matter.

If you do come, these do not matter.




-Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

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"The Essential Rumi"
Version by Coleman Barks
HarperSanFrancisco, 1995


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