It's love that holds all eastern alchemy,
A cloud that hides a thousand lightning bolts.
Its glory fills an ocean inside me,
A universe where all creation drowns.
#1576: From Rumi's
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
Zara Houshmand's features
The Life Teachings and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi
By Frankin D. Lewis
By Coleman Barks (Translator)