Inside my heart and outside, all is her;
My body, blood and veins, my life is her.
There's no room here for blasphemy or faith;
My existence knows neither, only her.
#173: 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)