Always Choose Love - a Poem by Rumi

Choose love, choose love, always choose love!
as you've already seen,
life without the joy love is a huge burden.
A life without love is no life at all.
Love is the water of life for the heart and soul of a lover.
Anyone without love, is a fish without water.
Anyone without love, is dry as a dead
even if being the highest-ranking minister.
Anyone whose arterial pulse doesn't move by love,
is ignorant like a donkey
even if being wise like Plato.
The worst imaginable death
is dying without ever knowing love.
What's the worst fear of an oyster?
Losing its beloved pearl.

 ازديوان كبير حضرت مولانا جلال الدين بلخي رومي-- گزيده ابياتي

عشق گزين، عشق، بى حيات خوش عشق
عمر بود بار همچنانكه تو ديدى
عمر كه بى عشق رفت هيچ حسابش مگير
 آب حيات است عشق در دل و جانش پرير
هر كه به جز عاشقان ماهى بى آب دان
مرده و پژمرده است گر چه بود او وزير
هر كه را نبض عشق مى‌نجهد
گر فلاطون بود تو اش خـر گير
بدترين مرگ‌ها بى عشقى است
بر چه مى لرزد صدف بر گوهرش

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