Who could be brought down once you've raised
The misery you bring he knows as bliss.
Each day the sky will hold its head up high
To bless those feet in your chains with its
#1945: 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)