Different wells in your heart (Hafez)

There are different wells within your heart.
Some fill with each good rain,
Others are far too deep for that.

In one well
You have just a few precious cups of water,
That “love” is literally something of yourself,
It can grow as slow as a diamond
If it is lost.

Your love
Should never be offered to the mouth of a stranger,
Only to someone
Who has the valor and daring
To cut pieces of their soul off with a knife
Then weave them into a blanket to protect you.


  1. Marie-Christine says:

    ‘Pour s’agrandir en poesie il faut trouver le sens des mots ou leur point de combustion, Il faut inventer un langage, Pour entrer en verite agir en homme et s’agrandir dans l’espace de Dieu il faut reprendre le langage commun,. La poesie est singuliere. La saintete est banale. Celle la brille et flambe quand celle ci se contente simplement d’eclairer avec la franche lumiere du jour.;
    Jean Senac

  2. eleonora says:


  3. Annie says:

    I can’t believe it.. i was wondering where is that mustard tree.. and it was here all along in that picture :o)


    Love and Gratitude

  4. ishita says:

    hi paulo..
    i totally agree… love should be offerd to the special ones and not to everyone. also because not everyone is so eager to have it and not all know its value.

  5. Andrés T. P. says:

    …..señor Conejo….con estas traducciones podemos hacer una quiniela…….un gran abrazo.

  6. reshmi sen sarma says:

    the lines are just as deep as the sea—on reading them just for the first time,i got goosebumps all over—so true.i m at the moment suffering from a recent breakup—so it did touch me even more deeply—i wish and pray i get a love like this.

  7. kimira says:


  8. mel says:

    :***( obrigada…

  9. Laya Sarath says:

    Awesome lines..
    especially the last stanza…

    Your love
    Should never be offered to the mouth of a stranger,
    Only to someone
    Who has the valor and daring
    To cut pieces of their soul off with a knife
    Then weave them into a blanket to protect you.

    LOVE… Lots Of Valuable Emotions.. One of the most wonrdeful things in the world which can even take you to your soulmate

    1. Matt says:

      I was that someone once… when I moved the distance got the best of her. I never did get my blanket back.

  10. Florence says:

    Beautifuly said ! :)

  11. Geetz says:

    Precious cups of water… The well of love so infinite, every drop I give so easily, Every drop I struggle to accept to receive so amazing. – my cup runneth over!

  12. Mari says:

    Sencillamente espectacular…infinitas gracias por compartir esas sabias y mágicas palabras…infinitas bendiciones!!!

  13. Mathilde says:

    cut pieces
    their soul
    with a knife
    then weave
    a blanket
    to protect you

  14. loveyoumayu says:

    is it not like this Love just happen. and I think love is always right(if you get bad from your loved one)

    Do we expect love against love is not equals to trade.

  15. rosyma says:

    Wow!! just wonderful..thanks mr. Paulo Choelo.

  16. Nadia says:

    El amor se puede desvanecer en la vida de las personas por varias decepciones y sufrimientos, asi mismo se puede despertar un dí­a y encontrarlo en un bello amanecer…

    El secreto para mantenerlo y reencontrarlo, para mi es alimentar el alma… y ver más alla de nuestro propio dolor.

  17. Narayanarao says:

    awesome words….

  18. crazy girl says:

    yeah, really beautiful. But unfortunately today’s life is not about Love, it’s about Sex without Love…

    1. joe says:

      sure I totally agree.

  19. Ivy Josephine Gomez Hoh says:

    Love. love ,love! The well of love runs deep and who can understand that phrase of not handing love to a stranger?????

  20. pia says:

    Beautiful <3

  21. amalia says:

    Felicidades por este mensaje, creo k todos los humanos necesitamos de amor en estos tiempos dificiles, solo el amor triunfara. Sr Coello gracias por encender la luz de la esperanza dia tras dia, k Dios le de fuerzas y siga inyectando esa espinita k nos lanza a traves de este medio para los k no tenemos acceso a sus textos.

  22. cristina says:

    tienen el poder de hacernos daño a quienes se los hemos regalado, talvez nos equivocamos al dar nuestro amor a quien no puede tenerlo entre sus manos y lo unico que hacen es huir, será por cobardia? por indecisos? o porque se preguntan demasiado, se cuestionan, pero no buscan la respuesta en su interior, pues ni ellos mismos saben lo que esperan, ni lo que quieren

  23. Affora says:

    beautiful…and absolutely right…:)

  24. Wonderful tekst and picture ”That love is litteraly something of yourself” I think if this person exist she can be very special, because she/he can share the light to others….Thankx..Mr Coelho

    1. This is really amazing, who ever wrote this comment; I think she is really exist only she has already half damages,( Leven in een halve wereld ) Letsels aan de rechterhersenhelft kan ertoe leiden dat de patient geen oog meer heeft voor wat er link’s van haar gebeurt. Er mankeert niet’s aan zijn gezichtsvermogen, maar de linkerhelft van het universum bestaat voor haar gewoon niet meer…is just a theory and feelings!

    2. Actually, is Psycological research and It’s really true coz sometimes It’s only half on me, doesn’t work anymore…and I learn the sollution is reflection of others can help me…It takes time, but it well…so it’s not a theory is a fact…I never study Psycology but I trusted my intuition and I was long time treatment of thierapy and of course by reading interesting magazine abt emotional illness…FB also help me and some people I meet in socialnetwork…typing in the computer help me to improving my self…

  25. El lenguaje de los lirios

    Albricias, corazón, que el viento de la mañana ha regresado.
    La abubilla mensajera de la tierra de Saba ha regresado.

    Oh ave del alba, canta el himno de David,
    que el Salomón de las flores, con el viento, ha regresado.

    ¿Dónde está el iniciado que entienda el lenguaje de los lirios,
    para que pregunte por qué partió y por qué ha regresado?

    Me trató con clemencia y gentileza la providencia divina,
    y así­ el í­dolo de corazón de piedra por sendas de lealtad ha regresado.

    Por el soplo matutino, huele el tulipán el vino apetecible.
    Era un ardor de corazón y con fe en la medicina ha regresado.

    He lanzado mil suspiros en pos de esta caravana,
    hasta que las campanillas a mi oí­do del corazón han regresado.

    Aunque Hafez llamó a la puerta del sufrimiento y rompió el compromiso,
    mira, su bondad, conciliadora, por nuestra puerta ha regresado.


  26. dimitrios says:

    Our love should be offered to everyone! it should be our natural state of being. this is the way to transcend hate into love. this is the way to bring light into the dark and make the difference. Blessings

    1. Alison says:

      So important to love and respect ourselves deeply then our love can then extend to all humanity – love can even melt the heart of one full of hate… love is all encompassing and we have enough love for everyone not just our families and close friends.. Our hearts and what we have in our hearts are most important and as a result affect all our actions…Courage and love/compassion go together! x

    2. Maria says:

      I agree with you dimitrios, but it’s so difficult in practice!!!

    3. m says:

      but how can you trust again, if you have been hurt over and over again, by those you loved the most? its probably just a risk you have to take…dunno..

  27. Beste Paulo Coelho. says:

    Perfect Love. Love!!! X

    With Best. Earth Love Compliments.

    Forever. X. Love Y.

  28. Micha says:

    I gotta share this with my friends..thanks! :)♥

  29. TASNEEM says:

    Where do u get such love in today’s times????????????????

    1. silvia says:


  30. Suranjana Ray says:

    So True, love should be offered to the valiant and not to the coward. Many a times in our life we make this mistake of loving the coward and in turn buy pain.

  31. Noddie says:

    The photo is awe inspiring and the words are truly what I needed to hear at this time. Thank you once again.

  32. Carmi says:

    Beautiful lines….just love and be loved…….

  33. Mehdi M. says:

    One of the most beautiful phrases i have ever heard

  34. Juan says:

    Bellisimo total mente bellisimo la sabiduria que vos nos offrece es pura i sensata. Gracias por compartir esto cual me hacia falta.

  35. Sakshi Ramola says:

    There’s a well you own inside the heart of the one love,
    the waters of this well is his manifestations… Love is the only well digged too deep. And the waters inside it shines like light from millions of diamonds… :)

    1. sakshi says:

      so kuel!!!

  36. Aishwarya Kavungal says:


  37. carmela says:

    Everybody is a stanger before you love them!

  38. Anna says:

    wooooooow, amazing lyrics, luv it, so deep and touching your soul!

  39. Breda says:

    ”To cut pieces of their soul off with a knife
    Then weave them into a blanket to protect you.”

    The bruatility which is love ..called upon children in domestic violent families


  40. Suzanah says:

    Don’t give yourself away…

  41. Rebecca says:

    Maravilhoso, maravilhoso!
    Vocíª líª minha alma como o um eu pertení§o a, a alma do universo é minha alma e o seu.
    Agradeí§a-o Paulo para lembrar me o que o meu coraí§í£o sabe.

  42. Natasha says:

    Absolutely beautiful…

  43. RO says:

    absolutely BEAUTIFUL words

  44. Paulita says:


  45. Elena KL says:

    It is true!This is Love!But I try to remember who did that for me and I cant…