Rumi

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Beauty and love

All through eternity beauty unveils her exquisite form in the solitude of nothingness; She holds a mirror to her face and beholds her own beauty. She is the knower and the known, the seer and the seen; No eye but hers own has ever looked upon this Universe. Hers every quality finds an expression: Eternity becomes the verdant field of time and space; Love, the life-giving garden of this world. Every branch and leaf and fruit reveals an aspect of her perfection - they cypress give hint of her majesty, the rose gives tidings of her beauty. Whenever beauty looks, love is also there; Whenever beauty shows a rosy cheek love lights her fire from that flame. When beauty dwells in the dark folds of night love comes and finds a heart entangled in tresses. Beauty and Love are as body and soul. Beauty is the mine, Love is the diamond. They have together since the beginning of time - side by side, step by step.

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