the beauty of the heart

the beauty of the heart


The beauty of the heart
is what will remain:
it brings to your lips
the water of life.
in truth, it is the water,
and the jug that holds it,
and the lips that drink.

All three become one when
your talismans are broken.
This is a oneness you won’t know
by thinking about it.


Rumi, from: Mathnawi II, 716-718

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