I Prefer Silence (7/7/2024)

I Prefer Silence (7/7/2024)

You have said so many times,

“I have given up words. I prefer silence.”

Yet, you turn around words,

so much so that you have turned into talk.

You sail with word’s ship on the sea of thought,

that sea which you have not yet renounced

and which word’s ship never will.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 2, page 454.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations, Rubai 1145, Volume 3.

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