I've never seen a greener tree than you.
I've never seen a brighter moon than you.
I've never seen the dawn rise from the night
Or sweetness filled with more delight than you.
#1893: 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)