Laylat Al-Qadr – The Night Of Power: Stirring And Inspiring Poetry By Jalaluddin Rumi

via Easy Nash’s Science and Religion in Islam: The Link

Here, Sunlight offers Rumi’s Ghazal (Ode) 258, in two forms — a poetic translation from Nader Khalili, and a version by Coleman Barks:

1)

if you stay awake

for an entire night

watch out for a treasure

trying to arrive

you can keep warm

by the secret sun of the night

keeping your eyes open

for the softness of dawn

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