I'll swallow the pain that bleeds from your
I'll bear your cruelty until judgment day.
That day, when truth lies bare, you'll beg
And I will stare at your beloved face.
#1221: 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)