Daily readings of the 13th Century Persian poet as translated
by Coleman Barks
One insomnia I take it is by choice, the other is imposed upon the non-sleeper. Interesting that Rumi should thank god for both, understandable his gratitude for the difference between.
The Metropolitan Museum in NYC used to have two, slightly different, Moonrise images by Steichen. One was auctioned off (for nearly 3 million dollars!) in 2006. I wonder what the now separated photos would have to say about the Rumi quote.There is an interesting article on this seminal work here.
it's interesting to read and reread this with inflections changing on the word "can't". change that one word's delivery and the essence of the poem changes each time. steven
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