Reciting you, friend, I lose sight of you.
Your dear face is veiled by the light of you.
I remember your lips, but the memory
The memory, my friend, veils your lips from
#193: 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)