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 ~