Love's conqueror is he

by Hakim Sanai

English version by D.L. Pendlebury
Original Language Persian/Farsi

Love's conqueror is he
whom love conquers.
Apply yourself, hand and foot,
to the search;
but when you reach the sea,
stop talking of the stream.

-- from The Walled Garden of Truth, by Hakim Sanai / Translated by David Pendlebury

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