Get up! Let's go to the garden by moonlight
Where flowers burn the midnight oil bright.
Our ship was ice-bound for two months or three;
Brothers, now it's time for the open sea.
#1215, 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
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