You pitched your moon-tent on the night's
Then threw water on Reason as he slept.
Your lullaby promises set dreams afloat,
And then, with goodbye's knife, you cut sleep's
#1801: 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
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By Coleman Barks (Translator)