Today's Beautiful Gem: "You and I"
by Kuan Tao-Sheng of Sung Dynasty (960-1280) translated by C'hu Ta'kao.

"You and I
Love each other so
As from the same lump of clay
Is moulded an image of you
And one of me.
In a moment of ecstacy
We dash the images to pieces,
Put them in water,
And with stirring and kneading
Mould again an image of you
And another of me.
There and then,
You will find yourself in me,
I myself in you."

Om Saantih! Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao