Delicate moon, who ripens the harvest of life,
At my little window you show your face.
My garden of life, bright light of my eyes,
When will I hold your light in my embrace?
#1424: 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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