The Pomegranate’s Laugh

Peace, one and all…

‘The pomegranate’s laugh delights the garden
and human company will make you human.

You may be stone, or you may be of marble,
but when you meet the heart-strong you’re a jewel.

Implant the pure one’s love within your soul,
and keep your heart for love of the sweet-hearted.

Do not go down the hopeless track – there’s hope.
Do not go to the darkness – there are suns.

The heart will lead you to the heart-strong way,
the body to the gaol of earth and water.

Go on and feed your heart from friendly hearts;
go find your fortune with the fortunate’
(Masnavi 1.725-731)

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