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Rumi - Love poems - The whirling heaven, Ever seeking and searching



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Grief – The Love Poems of Rumi

The whirling heaven
Ever seeking and searching –
Here too is fortune and misfortune for the hosts of stars
And you take note of every single mixture
For the whole suffers grief from each part
How you must know the paleness of decay
And the unco-operative elements
Of water, earth of fire and air
For life is the peace of contraries
And death is the proof of this war

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Rumi, Jalaladdin

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