Wherever beauty looks, Love is also there

All through eternity

Beauty unveils his exquisite form

in the solitude of nothingness;

He holds a mirror to his face

and beholds his own beauty.

He is the knower and the known,

the seer and the seen;

No eye but his own

has ever looked upon this Universe.

His every quality finds an expression:

Eternity becomes the verdant field of Time and Space;

Love, the life-giving garden of this world.

Every branch and leaf and fruit

Reveals an aspect of his perfection –

The cypress give hint of his majesty,

The rose gives tidings of his beauty.

Wherever beauty looks,

Love is also there;

Wherever beauty shows a rosy cheek

Love lights her fire from that flame.

When beauty dwells in the dark folds of night

Love comes and finds a heart

entangled in tresses.

Beauty and Love are as body and soul.

Beauty is the mine, Love is the diamond.

They have together

since the beginning of time –

Side by side, step by step.

~ Rumi ~

2 thoughts on “Wherever beauty looks, Love is also there

  1. Rumi, the great and influential Sufi Mystic! His poems are indeed timelessly beautiful! Thank you very much for this, Jacqueline!

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