In Search of the Beloved (Rumi)

An initial stab at Rumi’s great poem the Masnavi, and humanity’s quest for light and love.

“Distinguish true dawn from false dawn,
Distinguish the color of the wine from that of the cup;
So that, instead of many eyes of caprice,
One eye may be opened through patience and constancy.
Then you will behold the true colors instead of false,
And precious jewels in lieu of stones.”