'You are mad,' you said, 'a wandering fool.'
But you're mad to look for sanity from me.
'You are shameless,' you said, 'and cold as
But polished steel reflects just what is real.
#1942: 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)