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Are you fleeing from Love because of a single humiliation?
What do you know of Love except the name?
Love has a hundred forms of pride and disdain,
and is gained by a hundred means of persuasion.
Since Love is loyal, it purchases one who is loyal:
it has no interest in a disloyal companion.
The human being resembles a tree; its root is a covenant with God:
that root must be cherished with all one's might.
A weak covenant is a rotten root, without grace or fruit.
Though the boughs and leaves of the date palm are green,
greenness brings no benefit if the root is corrupt.
If a branch is without green leaves, yet has a good root,
a hundred leaves will put forth their hands in the end.
From: Jewels of Remembrance Trans. Camille and Kabir Helminski
Links to other Rumi sites
- Coleman Barks
Website of Coleman Barks, one of the foremost translators of Rumi
- Rumi Poems
Rumi Odes & Quatrains by Shahram Shiva
- The Way of the Heart
Ecstatic poetry and teaching stories of Rumi on CD