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"You must have shadow and light source both" Poem from The Soul of Rumi. Translated by Coleman Barks.
Shadow and Light
How does
a part of the world
leave the world?

How does wetness
leave water?

Don't try to put out fire
by throwing on more fire!

Don't wash a wound
with blood.
No matter how fast you run,
your shadow keeps up.

Sometimes it's in front!

Only full overhead sun
diminishes your shadow.

But that shadow
has been serving you.
What hurts you,
blesses you.

is your candle.

Your boundaries
are your quest.
I could explain this,
but it will break
the glass cover
on your heart,
and there's no fixing that.
You must have
shadow and light source
and lay your head
under the tree of awe.

When from that tree
feathers and wings
sprout on you,
be quieter than a dove.

Don't even open your mouth
for even a coo.