It is treasure buried in earth, concealed;
Both from the pious and faithless, concealed.
We saw that it surely was love, concealed:
This hidden thing left us naked, revealed.
#1640: From Rumi's
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)