Rumi, Jalal al-Din. From “A Great Wagon” in The Essential Rumi. Translated by
Coleman Barks. New York: Harper One, 2004.
Out Beyond Ideas of Wrongdoing and Rightdoing
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
There is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
The world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
Doesn’t make any sense.
Translated from Persian by Coleman Barks and John Moyne, from The Essential Rumi, published by HarperCollins. Copyright © 1995 by Coleman Barks. Reprinted with the permission of Coleman Barks.
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