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The Traveller


And the host asked:
- What's the meaning of beautiful?
- Beautiful means interpreting objects with love,  
  and love only love, 
  makes you get used to the warmth of an apple.
  And love only love, 
  took me to the width of the sorrows of the lives, 
  took me to the possibility of becoming a bird.

The Traveller by Sohrab Sepehri 
Iranian contemporary poet
(1928 - 1980)

Comments

Rob said…
I think perhaps beautiful is looking, seeing and accepting. What is ugly to one person can be beautiful to another so I think accepting or not is the key to beautiful. I may be wrong though.

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