Who is looking out?

Who sees inside from outside?
Who finds hundreds of mysteries
even where minds are deranged?

See through his eyes what he sees.
Who then is looking out from his eyes?

— Version by Coleman Barks
Open Secret
Threshold Books, 1984


who is the one
who sees the external
right from within
who is the one
who casts a hundred magic spells
when watching the insane in love
try your own eyes
see how they see
who is the one
who is looking out
through your eyes for you

–Translation by Nader Khalili
Rumi, Dancing the Flame
Cal-Earth Press, 2001

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