THROUGH LOVE all that is bitter will be
Through Love all that is copper will be
Through Love all dregs will turn to purest
Through Love all pain will turn to
Through Love the dead will all become alive.
Through Love the King will turn into a Slave!
From Look! This Is Love by Rumi translated by Annemarie Schimmel © 1996.
Used by arrangement with Shambhala Publications Ltd., Boston, MA
Annemarie Schimmel was an influential German Orientalist and scholar who wrote extensively on Islam and Sufism. Internationally renowned, she was a professor at Harvard University from 1967 to 1992.
Works by Annemarie Schimmel
Look! This is Love