If you wander far from lovers' shade
You'll suffer in the glare of the sun.
Like a shadow, stick close to lovers' side
Till you glow like the moon or the sun.
#1674: 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)