Remembering your scent, wherever I saw a flower,
I smelled it and tears began to pour.
Wherever I saw a cypress in the meadow,
I kissed its feet in memory of you.
#1176, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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The Life Teachings and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi
By Frankin D. Lewis
By Coleman Barks (Translator)