Nothing passes from rest to motion – unless you move it in hidden ways

Nothing passes from rest to motion - unless you move it in hidden ways starry night cosy

You glide between the heart and its casing

as tears glide from the eyelid.

You dwell in my inwardness, in the depths of my heart,

as souls dwell in bodies.

Nothing passes from rest to motion unless

you move it in hidden ways,

O new moon.

~ Mansur al-Hallaj (Persia, 9th century)
Cosy paintings by Francisco Fonseca
Cosy paintings by Francisco Fonseca

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