I told my heart, if there's a chance to speak,
Tell my love, between the lines, my sadness.
Heart answered me, "When I meet my lover,
The sight of her leaves me no need for speech."
#1434: 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)