' He is in despair '...


The lover of this world is like someone in love
with a wall illuminated by sunrays;

he doesn't
realise that the radiance and the splendor do
not come from the wall but from the sun;

he gives
his heart to the wall and when at sunset the rays
of sun disappear,

he is in despair.



- Rumi

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Muriel Maufroy
"Breathing Truth - Quotations from Jalaluddin Rumi"
Sanyar Press - London, 1997

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