My soul, will I tire of you? No, no, no.
Or ever choose another? No, no, no.
Flowers fill the garden of our union;
Should I go and look for thorns? No, no, no.
#1825, 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)