Stay with the jasmine and the jonquil. ~ Rumi

Stay with the jasmine and the jonquil. ~ Rumi

Don’t sit
with a sad person,

Only sit with those
who are sweet and kind-hearted.

When you’ve entered a beautiful garden
Why spend your time with the weeds ?

Stay with the jasmine
and the jonquil.

~ Rumi
Version by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva
A Garden Beyond Paradise
Bantam Books, 1992
Art by Roger Harris

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