Amore e pianto, vivono accanto

Quatrain 912

This silence is worth

More than a thousand lives,

This freedom worth

More than all the empires on earth.

To glimpse that truth within yourself,

For even just a moment, is worth

More than all heavens, all worlds,

All this, and all that.

Rumi

— Version by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva
A Garden Beyond Paradise
Bantam Books, 1992

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